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The Silent Service
"This is a quiz about the men and boats of the United States Navy's submarines - the "Silent Service"."
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Many people consider the "Turtle" to be the first American submarine. It saw action in what war?
The War of 1812
The Mexican-American War
The Revolutionary War
The first submarine to sink an enemy warship was built by the Confederacy during the Civil War. On February 17, 1864 it attacked and sank the USS Housatonic in Charleston harbor. What was the name of this historic submarine?
CSS H. L. Hunley
Although not nearly as famous as the vessel in the previous question, the Union navy built its own submersible warship. What was its name?
The Navy continued to experiment with submersible vessels, but the first "official" U.S. submarine was USS Holland (SS-1). What year was she commissioned?
The United States lost no submarines in combat during World War I. But even in peace time, submarine duty is a dangerous business. How many U.S. submarines were lost prior to the beginning of WWII?
Submarine warfare played an important role during WWII. How many U.S. submarines were lost during the war?
During WWII, how many American submariners lost their lives in the service of their country?
No submariner has ever been awarded the Medal of Honor.
After WWII, the world of submarines changed forever when nuclear power replaced deisel engines and batteries as a means of propulsion. This revolutionary change was largely the work of one man. Who is known as "the father of the nuclear Navy?"
President Harry S Truman
Rear Admiral Richard O'Kane
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
The first nuclear powered submarine was commissioned on September 30, 1954. What was her name?
The advent of nuclear power also introduced a new type of submarine - one that carried nuclear missles. What was the name of the Navy's first ballistic missile submarine?
Robert E. Lee
Women are now allowed to serve on submarine duty.
When ballistic missle submarines go out on "patrol," how long does the deployment usually last?
About 10 days
About 70 days
About 120 days
Since WWII, the Navy has lost two nuclear powered submarines. What were their names?
Argonaut and Triton
Thresher and Scorpion
Growler and Seawolf
Darter and Sealion
The U.S. Navy allows submariners to wear special insignia to distinguish them from other sailors. What is this insignia called?
There is no special insignia
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