Saturday, March 16, 2013

Submarine Mystery Rumor of the Next 3-4 Years


Background to Submarine Mystery Question

While most submariners may have not heard the rumor yet, it does not come as news to some highly placed admirals nor to an even greater extent will it astonish many skimmers or civilians. Via reliable scuttlebutt from an iconic building with 5 sides: 

Setting the stage...

March 15, 2013  - News Channel 3, Newport News, Va. – Newport News Shipbuilding held a keel-laying ceremony Saturday to mark the start of construction on the Virginia-class submarine USS John Warner, named after the former Virginia Senator and former Secretary of the Navy.

Although modular construction techniques mean that the ship is no longer built from the bottom up, the keel laying is still celebrated as a momentous event in the ship’s construction.

The previous 12 Virginia-class fast attack submarines were all named for states.

Warner was appointed undersecretary of the Navy in February 1969. Later, Warner represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 2009, where he was a leader in national defense issues, serving continuously on the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He held leadership roles as chairman or ranking member for half of his tenure on this committee and also served many years on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. During the last year of World War II Warner served in the Navy as a petty officer third class. He also served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War as a lieutenant.


Submarine Mystery Question

For which woman will another new navy submarine be named in the next 3-4 years?  Choose only one best answer:  

a )  Coretta Scott King

b)  Amelia Mary Earhart

c)  Virginia Hall Goillot

d)  Dr. Sally Kristen Ride

e)  Elizabeth "Betsy" Griscom Ross

f)  none of the above

ANSWER:  This name will be a last-minute political choice and that decision is vastly unpredictable in the current administration or SecNav Mabus.   Our guess would be f) none of the above, at this point.

Submarines are always silent and strange.




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