Submarine Questions of the Week 13 NOV 2015
Background for 1 and 2
- Women have tradiionally christened naval ships, including U.S. submarines, but historically they were often dignitaries, wives of senior officers or politicians with close ties to the navy. According to navy lore, sponsors are said to imbue a ship with their personalities. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, chose Sheryl Sandberg to sponsor the newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the USS Massachusetts.
Question 2 - CNN anchor asks Can an alpha male "lean in"? Can a man who serves our country, in perhaps the most muscular of professions, accept -- without bias -- the woman fighting beside him? What Does Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” Really Mean?
Question 3 - What was the original name of a class of 14 submarines that would include: USS Thresher (SSN-593), USS Pollack (SSN- 603 ), USS Haddo (SSN- 604 ), USS Jack (SSN-605), and USS Greenling (SSN- 614)?
Question 4 - What important number (approximate) is important for and applies to all submariners, qualified or not?
Question 5 - Is there an easy way to recall the answer to Question 4?
Question 6 - The Kremlin recently claimed secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo - called "Status-6" - should not have appeared on Russian TV news. Were amy secret technical details actually revealed to TV cameras?
Question 7 - The background to this Russian staged event suggests likely reason for the claim of a news leak. Was it intentional or accidental?
Submarines are always silent and strange.