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45 Cards in this Set

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What date commemorates the birthday of the United States Navy?
13 October 1775
The Second Continental Congress approved the purchase of how many vessels to start the Navy?
During the Revolutionary War and into the 19th century, naval vessels were grouped into three major categories what were they?
1)Ships of the Line
3)Sloops of War
What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
What ship was the first warfare submarine?
The Turtle
What ship had the distinction of being the U.S. Navy's first Flagship?
The USS Alfred
What skipper captured 11 British ships of Newfoundland and sent them back to the United States?
Abraham Whipple
What country was the first to recognize the "Stars and Stripes"?
John Paul Jones is fammous for his victory over what ship?
The HMS Serapis
Who is famous for saying, "Struck,Sir? I have not yet begun to fight!"
John Paul Jones
Who established the Navy Department in 1798?
John Adams
What is the oldest U.S. Navy ship still in commission?
The USS Constitution
Who made the statement, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."?
CAPT. Oliver Hazard Perry
What ship was our first Ship-of-the- Line?
The USS Independence
When did the expression, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute",originate?
During the "Quasi" War
Who led the naval forces into Tripoli Harbor and destroyed the captured US frigate USS Philadelphia?
Stephen Decatur
The War of 1812 was caused, in part by efforts to accomplish what?
Stopping forced service of American seamen in the British Navy
Although neither side could claim victory, the battle between the USS Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack) was important for what reason?
The battle began the era of the ironclads
The first true submarine attack was conducted against what Union ship and what was the name of the submairine?
Union Ship - USS Housatonic
Submairine - USS Hunley
During what Civil War battle was the order "Damn the torpedoes! Full Speed ahead!", given and by whom?
The Battle of Mobile Bay, given by David Farragut
What person defined sea power, showed the importance of knowing naval needs, and advocated a large, powerful Navy?
Alfred T. Mahan
What ship has been labled as the first modern cruiser in the U.S. Fleet and was the last warship to be fitted with sails.
USS Newark
"Remember the Maine", refarring to the USS Maine, was the battle cry for which war?
The Spanish-American War
What ship was considered our firts "first class" battleship?
USS Indinana
Who was the Navy's first Aviator?
LT. Ellyson
Destroyers were first used effectively for antisubmarine warfare during what war?
In what war did women first serve as members of the Navy?
In what capacity did women first serve as members of the Navy?
What was the first aircraft carrier designed from the keel up?
USS Ranger
What was the first naval battle of World War II in which opposing fleets didn;t see other during combat?
The Battle of the Coral Sea
What was the decisive battle of WWII that became the turning point of the war in the Pacific?
The Battle of Midway
What two combat systems came into full use during WWII?
Sonar and Radar
During WWII, WAVES were eligible for how many ratings?
In what year was the Women's Armed Services Integration Act passed?
The first extensive use of jet aircraft and helicopters occurred during what war?
The Korean Conflict
The first U.S. Navy nuclear powered vessel was what type of ship?
In what year did the USS Nautilus make its history making transpolar voyage?
In what year were the first nuclear powered surface ships launched?
In what year was the first American satellite placed into orbit?
America's first suborbital flight was made by what Navy officer?
CDR. Shepard Jr.
What ship was the world's first nuclear powered carrier
The USS Enterprise
What moon mission was completely manned by Navy personnel?
Apollo 12
What was the name of the Navy's first deep diving vehicle?
USS Alvin
What was the name of the first Trident submarine?
The USS Ohio
The Navy helped move approximately how many pounds of equipment and supplies during Desert Shield & Desert Storm?
18.3 billion tons