Thursday, April 04, 2013

Submarine Questions of the Week

Background to Questions  A

Since 2005, Molten Eagle has  presented one of the web's most prolific sources of facts and opinions opposed to the U.S. Navy's eventual end to the ban on female submarine crew members in 2010. All opposition facts and opinions were researched and accompanied by painstaking citations of authoritative sources. 

The Navy's final capitulation was more than politically motivated, and another undisclosed motivation can be inferred by actual submariners from questions 2) and 3) regarding the photo below.
 
Questions  A

1)  Identify the content (compartment, vessel, and year) of the above photo.
The next two questions are thought experiments:
2)  About what percentage of today's female submarine recruits do you imagine might have volunteered to serve in a U.S. vessel of the same vintage?  (no answer will be given)
3)  About what percentage of today's male submarine recruits do you imagine might have volunteered to serve in a U.S. vessel of the same vintage?   (no answer will be given)

With adequate thought and personal reflection some of you may guess a missing motive.


Background to Questions  B

A currently commissioned U.S. sub is shown below.
 

Questions  B

4)  To what port is this sub headed? 
5)  Identify the sub by name and hull number. 

ANSWERS:  for 1), 4), and 5) on Monday April 8th.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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