ANSWERS - Sub Questions of the Week - 27 JUN 14
Background information and photos provided when the Questions of the Week answered below were originally posted were here: 27 JUN 14.
Q.O.T.W. with ANSWERS
1 - Identify the submarine in photo A (name, nationality, & year launched). ANS: Akula (Shark) a Tsarist-era Russian submarine launched in 1911.
2 - Crew height restriction (< 160 cm) for this early sub were necessitated by space belowdecks.
How many crew were aboard when it met its unknown fate? ANS: 35 men were aboard.
3 - What year was it lost? ANS: Shark was lost in 1915.
4 - Identify the mystery object shown in photo B. ANS: The walking apron of a purse seiner.
- a) What is its purpose? ANS: Purse seines are a type of netting used to trap and harvest fish.
- b) What nation is using it, and how many are in service. ANS: France currently has 6 seiners.
5 - What kinds of work are being performed by the figures shown (choose c, d, or e):
- c) administrative, clerical, photographic
- d) wrangling
- e) pescatorial
- - - ANS: c) administrative
One of the shortest men in CSS Hunley's final crew of 8 men was of above average height for the 1860s period.
6 - What was the inside diameter of Hunley's crew compartment? ANS: About 4 feet 3 inches.
7 - How tall was [one of the shorter men among] the Hunley crewman known by the name Miller? ANS: 5 ft 8 inches.
Submarines are always silent and strange.