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Study for Navy Advancement Exam
What date commemorates the birthday of the United States Navy?
13 Oct 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?
Ships of the line
Sloops of War
What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
What ship was the first warfare submarine?
What ship had the distinction of being the U.S. Navy�s first flagship?
What skipper captured 11 British ships off Newfoundland and sent them back to the States?
What country was the first to recognize the �Stars and Stripes�?
John Paul Jones is famous for his victory over what ship?
Who is famous for saying �Struck, sir? I have not yet begun to fight?
John Paul Jones
Who established the Navy Department in 1798?
What is the oldest U.S. Navy ship still in commission?
During the War of 1812, what ship earned the nickname �Old Ironsides?�
Who made the statement, �We have met the enemy and they are ours.�
Captain Oliver Hazard Perry
What ship was our first Ship-of-the-line?
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?
The War of 1812 was caused, in part, by the 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 submarine?
During what Civil War battle was the order �Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!� given and by whom?
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 labeled as the first modern cruiser in the U.S. Fleet and was the last warship to be fitted with sails?
�Remember the Maine,� referring to the USS Maine, was the battle cry for which war?
The Spanish-American War
What ship was considered our first �first class� battleship/
Who was the Navy�s first Aviator?
Destroyers were first used effectively for antisubmarine warfare during what war?
In what was 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?
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 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?
Commander Shepard Jr
What ship was the world�s first nuclear-powered carrier?
What moon mission was completely manned by Navy personnel?
What was the name of the Navy�s first deep diving vehicle?
What was the name of the first Trident submarine?
The Navy helped move approximately how many pounds of equipment and supplies during Desert Shield/Desert Storm?
18.3 billion tons