Sunday, May 30, 2010

Submarine Mystery Questions of the Week - 05/30/2010

................Selected Clues for this Mystery Sub
Commissioned: 03-16-1904
Hull: Single
Displacement: 70-1/2 tons (surfaced)
Range: 200 nautical miles (surfaced)
Armament: 2 torpedoes
Complement: 12 (with 2 officers)
...Questions & Difficulty Levels: I,II,III,IV,V - (explained below)
1) Was the sub's submerged displacement higher or lower than its surfaced? I
2) Was the sub's submerged range higher, lower, or the same as its surface range? II
3) Was the sub's surface speed higher or lower than its submerged speed? II
4) What was the diameter of the torpedo tubes (in rounded inches)? III
5) What was the sub's nationality and class name? III
6) What was the sub's name? IV
7) What year were subs of this class stricken and are any examples extant? V
ANSWERS: To be posted Wednesday
Explanation of Difficulty Levels in ascending order:
I....-Surfaced navy average
II...-Submerged nonqual submariner average
III..-Test Depth dolphins
IV...-Oulie COBs
V....-Beyond Crush Depth requires help from above
Submarines are always silent and strange.


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