Submarine Questions of the Week 28 OCT 2015
There is no general theme to this week's submarine questions. Rather, we present a variety of tidbits.
Submarine Questions of the Week1 - In "the early 21st century" what typical chain of command (grade) connected with commissioned submarines reverted back to what it had been in the early years of nuclear propulsion ?
2 - With whose navies are "HMS" and "HMJ" associated ?
3 - Close to what significant U.S. infrastructure system have Russian subs been detected and recently reported ?
4 - On average, a submariner is medevaced from their sub every 14 days.
(a) for what kind of health issues ?
(b) what is the approximate percentage of unplanned submarine crew losses related to this health issue ?
5 - What two recent developments does Connecticut hope will assure the Groton sub base remains off the federal government's next list for possible base closure ?
6 - Fill in the blank: In the movie "The Hunt for Red October" the character "Seaman Jones" plays a pivotal role in his assignment as a ___?___ technician.
(a) In particular, what did Seaman Jones notice ?
(b) In French navy parlance, what nickname would be bestowed on a technician with the prowess of Seaman Jones ?
7 - If you do not believe the image shown below is a 2-plus ton, bottom-crawling, anti-submarine mine launched from a surface craft, what is it ?
ANSWERS: Tuesday, 3 NOV 2015