Navy History

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What is the official recognized birth date of the U.S. Navy?October 13th, 1775
What is the name of the act that created the U.S. Navy?The Naval Act of 1794
Who is recognized as the father of the Navy?George Washington
What is the name of the document that allowed the U.S. to provide and maintain a Navy, and gave rules for the government and regulation of naval forces?The U.S. Constitution
What is the name of the first U.S. submarine used in combat?The Turtle
What is the name of the first nuclear-powered submarine?The USS Nautilus
What is the name of the first U.S. aircraft carrier?The USS Langley
What is the name of the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy?The USS Constitution
What is the name of the first ship with a revolving gun turret?The USS Monitor
Which U.S. warship earned the name 'Old Ironsides'?The USS Constitution
Which ship was the first to be designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier?The USS Ranger
What is the name of the first operational submarine?The USS Holland
What is the name of the first nuclear powered surface ship?The USS Long Beach
What was the name of the first submarine to sink a warship in combat?The CSS H.L. Hunley
Which ship recieved the first ever assignment of women to a combat ship?The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Which war was the first in which the U.S. Navy used jet aircraft in combat?Korean War
What is the name and date of the largest amphibious assault in history?D-Day on June 6th, 1944
Who was designated as the first Advisor of the Navy, later renamed as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy?Delbert Black
Which battle of World War II was the first battle in which carrier-based aircraft did all of the fighting?The Battle of Coral Sea
Which corps was established during World War II for women in the Navy?The Woman's Reserve
Who was the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces?Loretta Walsh
What are the two primary functions of the U.S. Navy?Sea control and projection of power
What is the name of the largest naval battle in modern history?The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Which surprise air raid on the U.S. brought the country into World War II?The attack on Pearl Harbor
Which position in the chain of command was placed in charge of naming U.S. ships in 1819?The Secretary of the Navy
What is the name of the program that was founded to improve the training of air-to-air combat crewman, and included realistic dogfight training in combat aircrafts?Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program or TOPGUN
Who was made the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy?David Farragut
What is the quote made famous by naval officer John Paul Jones?"I have not yet begun to fight."
What phrase became the battle cry for the Spanish-American War?"Remember the Maine"
Which battle was the first battle in which the ships that engaged eachother were made predominately of iron rather than wood?The battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia

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