Saturday, March 29, 2014

Answers to Last Week's Submarine Q.O.T.W.

Background information and photo (s) presented when the Questions of the Week (Q.O.T.W.) answered below were originally posted may be found here: MARCH 22, 2014.
1. During which ICEX  (give year) was the above photo taken?  ANS: Ice Exercise 2007 (ICEX 2007.

2. Salutes in the frigid arctic are fairly rare occasions; who was the individual (name and rank) receiving the above salute?
ANS: Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter.  

3. Identify the name, and hull number of the sub whose unmarked sail is shown?  ANS:
USS Alexandria (SSN-757).

4. Identify a second submarine that had participated (name and hull number) in the same ICEX as the sub shown above.  ANS: HMS Tireless (S88). 

5. Some video for a feature length Sci-Fi production was produced during the same ICEX.
As a result of a tragedy claiming lives from the second sub, the film, released the next year, was dedicated to the memory of those submariners. Who were they (names and rates).  ANS: Leading Operator Mechanic Paul McCann and Operator Maintainer (Weapons Submariner) 2 Anthony Huntrod, of the HMS Tireless crew.

6. Which lead actor shared something in common with sailors who died, and identify their commanality?  
ANS: Samantha Tapping (below) was born in the U.K. as were the two members of HMS Tireless's crew who lost their lives.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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