Friday, February 18, 2011

Questions of the Week: 2-18-2011

Background
Many U.S. Navy ships, like this surface combatant, had been named for statesmen or men with exceptional military service. This one was named for an enlisted man who became and officer and later died in combat. His mother sponsored this ship's launching.

Few navy vessels have also been nicknamed for a First Lady like this one had been. Long after her decommissioning, her surviving crew received letters of commendation for meritorious service and steadfast devotion to duty. The CO of this ship was the great grandson of a woman whose cause had been in tune with the profile of the ship's crew.

The ship served in the Atlantic during a time of war. Shortly after the war, she went to New London to be equipped for long-range underwater signal tests. A book was written and a movie made about her.
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Questions of the Week (answers next Monday, 2/28)
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1) - What were the name and hull number of this ship?
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2) - What was the ship nicknamed and who was her CO at commisssioning?
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3) - By the time this ship was decommissioned, what did all of her CPOs have in common?
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4) - What was the title of the book written about this ship?
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5) - What was the name of the corresponding movie, and when was it released?
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6) - Another navy vessel, referred to as a "boat" shared an historical first with her. What were the name and hull number of that second vessel.
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Submarines are always silent and strange.

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2 Comments:

At 19 February, 2011 15:27, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Tough questions as usual "Vig"

I'm not completely sure I'm even in the correct ballpark but here's what I have.

The RA William Bullard USACS 1108,
The Neptune ARC-2

"Gray Lady Down"

best I could do.

 
At 20 February, 2011 13:09, Blogger Vigilis said...

Remember, submarines are not the only vessels usually referred to as "boats" by sailors of the US Navy.

 

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