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The Second Continental Congress approved
the purchase of how many vessels?
2
Which of the following were naval vessels
in the early 19th century?
1. Frigates
2. Sloops of war
3. Ships of the line
What category of ship carried the largest
number of guns?
Ships of the line
What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
Schooners
What ship was the first warfare submarine?
Turtle
Which of the following ships has the
distinction of being the U.S. Navy’s first
flagship?
Alfred
What country was the first to recognize
the “Stars and Stripes”?
France
John Paul Jones is often referred to as the
“father of our highest naval traditions”
because of the example he set as an officer
during the Revolutionary War. He is also
famous because of which of the following
accomplishments?
His victory over the HMS Serapis
The Second Continental Congress approved
the purchase of how many vessels?
2
At various times during the Revolutionary
War, the U.S. Navy had 56 vessels. What was
the peak number of vessels that were operating
at any one time?
27
Approximately how many ships did the
British loose to privateers?
2,000
Which of the following were naval vessels
in the early 19th century?
1. Frigates
2. Sloops of war
3. Ships of the line
What category of ship carried the largest
number of guns?
Ships of the line
The Second Continental Congress approved
the purchase of how many vessels?
2
What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
Schooners
Which of the following were naval vessels
in the early 19th century?
1. Frigates
2. Sloops of war
3. Ships of the line
What ship was the first warfare submarine?
Turtle
What category of ship carried the largest
number of guns?
Ships of the line
Which of the following ships has the
distinction of being the U.S. Navy’s first
flagship?
Alfred
What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
Schooners
What ship was the first warfare submarine?
Turtle
What country was the first to recognize
the “Stars and Stripes”?
France
Which of the following ships has the
distinction of being the U.S. Navy’s first
flagship?
Alfred
John Paul Jones is often referred to as the
“father of our highest naval traditions”
because of the example he set as an officer
during the Revolutionary War. He is also
famous because of which of the following
accomplishments?
His victory over the HMS Serapis
At various times during the Revolutionary
War, the U.S. Navy had 56 vessels. What was
the peak number of vessels that were operating
at any one time?
27
What country was the first to recognize
the “Stars and Stripes”?
France
Approximately how many ships did the
British loose to privateers?
2,000
John Paul Jones is often referred to as the
“father of our highest naval traditions”
because of the example he set as an officer
during the Revolutionary War. He is also
famous because of which of the following
accomplishments?
His victory over the HMS Serapis
At various times during the Revolutionary
War, the U.S. Navy had 56 vessels. What was
the peak number of vessels that were operating
at any one time?
27
Approximately how many ships did the
British loose to privateers?
2,000
During the War of 1812, what ship earned
the nickname “Old Ironsides”?
Constitution
On which of the following Great Lakes did
Captain Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a British
squadron, cutting British supply lines?
Lake Erie
When did the expression “Millions for defense,
but not one cent for tribute” originate?
During the “Quasi” War
What ship was one of the first ships-of-the line?
North Carolina
Who led the naval forces into Tripoli Harbor
and destroyed the captured US frigate USS
Philadelphia?
Stephen Decatur
In 1843, what invention incorporated in the
USS Princeton paved the way for progress in
the development of propulsion systems?
The screw propeller
The War of 1812 was caused, in part, by the
efforts to accomplish which of the following
goals?
Stopping forced service of American
seamen in the British navy
In 1854, Commodore Perry signed a treaty
that opened up what market to American
trade?
Japan
Although neither side could claim victory, the
battle between the USS Monitor and the
Virginia (Merrimack) was important for which
of the following reasons?
The battle began the era of the ironclads
In what year did the Navy accept its first
operational submarine?
1900
The first true submarine attack was conducted
against what Union ship?
USS Housatonic
Construction of our first destroyer began in
what year?
1899
What ship was considered our first
“first-class” battleship?
USS Indiana
During what Civil War battle was the order
“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”
given?
Mobile Bay
Who was the Navy’s first aviator?
CAPT Chambers
What person defined sea power, showed the
importance of knowing naval needs, and
advocated a large, powerful Navy?
Alfred T. Mahan
Destroyers were first used effectively for
antisubmarine warfare during what war?
World War I
What ship has been labeled as the first modern
cruiser in the U.S. Fleet?
USS Newark
In what war did women first serve as members
of the Navy?
World War I
“Remember the Maine,” referring to the USS
Maine, was the battle cry for which of the
following wars?
The Spanish-American War
In what capacity did women first serve as
members of the Navy?
Yeoman
What was the first aircraft carrier designed
from the keel up?
USS Ranger
Which of the following combat systems came
into full use during World War II?
sonar
radar
What was the first naval battle of World War II
in which two opposing fleets didn’t see each
other during combat?
The Battle of the Coral Sea
During World War II, WAVES were eligible
for how many ratings?
34
What was the decisive battle of World War II
that became the turning point of the war in the
Pacific?
The Battle of Midway
In what year was the Women’s Armed
Services Integration Act passed?
1948
During World War II, the Japanese loss/losses
of what island(s) heralded the end of the war
in the Pacific?
Philippines
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?
Submarine
During World War II, the Navy was heavily
involved in which of the following Atlantic
(European) actions?
The invasion of Normandy
In what year did the USS Nautilus make its
history-making transpolar voyage?
1958
Which of the following were types of ships
built during World War II?
1. Net tenders
2. Mine sweepers
3. Repair ships
In what year were the first nuclear-powered
surface ships launched?
1961
In what year was the first American satellite
placed in orbit?
1958
In what year was the first nuclear-powered,
deep-submergence research and
ocean-engineering vehicle launched?
1969
America’s first suborbital flight was made
by what Navy officer?
Commander Shepard Jr
Which of the following is/are principle
development(s) of the Trident system?
1. A nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile
1 A nuclear powered fleet balistic missile submarine
2. A strategic weapons system
3. An integrated logistics support system
Which of the following warfare tactics was
used during the Vietnam Police Action?
1. Gunfire support
2. Riverine operations
3. Coastal interdiction
Which of the following are the most recent
additions to the surface fleet?
LHAs
Which of the following ships was the world’s
first nuclear-powered carrier?
USS Enterprise
The Navy helped move approximately how
many pounds of equipment and supplies
during Dessert Shield/Desert Storm?
18.3 billion tons
What moon mission was completely manned
by Navy personnel?
Apollo 12
In what year was the Alvin, a deep diving
vehicle, tested at 6,000-foot depths?
1965