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During the late 18th century, battleships were classified as?
ships-of-the-line
The craft developed in 1775 was a warfare submarine, named the?
Turtle
Birthday of the Navy?
October 13, 1775
During the Civil War Battle of Mobile bay, Admiral Farragut gave the order
"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead"
One of his books (The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660 - 1783) stressed that without control of the seas, a nation at war could not expect victory
Alfred T. Mahan
The Civil War saw the development of two famed ironclads?
USS Merrimack (renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederacy) and the Union's USS Monitor
Has distinction of being the U.S. Navy's first flagship and is said to be the first U.S. naval vessel on which the "Flag of Freedom" was hoisted (by John Paul Jones)?
USS Alfred
Navy's first aviator?
Lieutenant T. G. Ellyson
What rate did women in WWI enter the Naval Reserve as?
Naval Reserve as Yeomen
The first carrier designed from the keel up, joined the fleet?
In 1934, the USS Ranger
WWII Battle were two fleets never saw each other, the battle was fought entirely with aircraft launched from carriers
Battle of Coral Sea
On that morning, over 15 U.S. Navy ships were sunk or damaged, including all 8 battleships of the Pacific Fleet (fig. 5-10). Some 3,400 Navy and Marine Corps personnel were killed or wounded?
December 7, 1941, the "Rising Sun" came out of the west when the Japanese pounced on Pearl Harbor
The turning point of the war in the Pacific during WWII?
Battle of Midway
The largest amphibious operation in history?
June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy
On July 30, 1942, Congress authorized establishment of the?
Women's Reserve
The first nuclear powered submarine?
USS Nautilus.
The world's first nuclear-powered carrier?
USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
What former navy pilot was the first man to step on the moon July 20, 1969?
Navy pilot Neil Armstrong
Between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy was involved with the?
a. Quasi War with France and b. Barbary States War
The Spanish-American war began when the?
Maine was blown up and 250 Sailors were killed.
The Wome's Armed Services Integration Act did what?
abolished the Women's Reserve and gave women full partnership in the Navy.