Thursday, August 15, 2013

Answers submarine QOTW August 13, 2013

Background found where the following QUESTIONS of the WEEK were originally posed --- here

ANSWERS (and link to news film)

1 - What U.S. nuclear submarine made film history off Greenland?  ans: In 1960 USS Seadragon (SSN-584) was filmed among ice flows off Greenland in Atomic Submarine Blazes New Trail to North Pole.  Here's a 1 minute, b&w news clip of the event showing some crew above and below decks, on the bridge, and a periscope view.
 

 2 - What is the capital city of Greenland?  ans: Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. Nuuk, the Kalaallisut word for "cape",  is so named due its location at the end of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord on the eastern shore of the Labrador Sea.

3 - For what is the GIUK gap named? 
ans: The GIUK gap a term typically used in military topics, is a northern Atlantic Ocean area that forms a naval warfare choke point between three landmasses.  GIUK is an acronym for Greenland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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