Sunday, November 11, 2012

Answers to latest Submarine Mystery Questions f

Background  (original posting)  7 NOV 12 .

 Submarine Mystery Q & A:

1 - What were the name and hull number of the submarine bearing this patriot's name?  ANS: USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) .      

2 - What was the name of the financial institution that he founded (not the one later chartered by congress), and what year was it established?  ANS: The Bank of New York was a global financial services company established in 1784 by American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

3 -  His death was due to a similar event (same site) that had claimed the life of his eldest son. What kind of event would claim this founder's life?  ANS: On July 11, 1804, on a rocky ledge along the Hudson River  in Weehawken, New Jersey Vice President Aaron Burr shot Hamilton in a duel. The site was the one at which Hamilton's eldest son, Philip, had also been killed three years earlier. 

4 - What percentage of the Federalist Papers did he author?  ANS: Alexander Hamilton alone wrote 51 of the 82 articles, which is at least 62%.

5 - What convention did he lead?  ANS:  Alexander Hamilton of New York played a major leadership role in the Annapolis Convention (Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government).

6 - What was his cabinet title? ANS: President George Washington appointed Hamilton as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury on September 11, 1789.

Submarines are always silent and strange.


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