Monday, July 04, 2016

ANSWERS: Submarine Questions from 29 JUN 2016

Related information, photo(s) and links for questions are found in the original posting here

Questions of the Week with ANSWERS

1 -  Whose eponymous work, often found in the wardrooms of commissioned U.S. submarines (for example) has one author become renowned for in the context of open source intelligence (OSINT) (author's name and volume's title)?  
ANS:  Early military gamer (John) 'Fred T' Jane (6 August 1865 – 8 March 1916) authored All the World’s Fighting Ships (known currently as Jane’s Fighting Ships). Its volumes catalogued warships of each country, providing details of armaments, crew composition, etc.

2 -  When did the author referenced above first publish his naval version of such works?

ANS:   Jane's published the first volume of All the World’s Fighting Ships was published in 1898, by the American publisher Little, Brown and Co.

3 -  What was the late author's nationality? 

ANS:  Jane, born in Richmond, Surrey, was English.
 
4 -  In what science fiction novel did this author decribe a 'matter transmitter' for space travel (title and year of publication).

ANSTo Venus in Five Seconds: An Account of the Strange Disappearance of Thomas Plummer, Pillmaker.  To Venus in Five Seconds was published in 1897.
 
5 -  What Medical Doctor and university professor currently curates a digital library of world naval operational news from open source intelligence (name, specialty and university where tenured)?

ANSMichael P. D'Alessandro, M.D., Professor of Radiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Pediatric Radiologist, The University of Iowa Children's Hospital
 
6 -  What is the name of the web address and name of the digital library referenced in 5-?
ANSNOSI – Naval Open Source Intelligence™

Below [ss shown originally] are two examples of photographic open source submarine history from other OSINT sources. One taken before a tragedy, the other after a different tragedy.

7 - Identify the two subs and describe the fates of those crew members shown. 
ANS:
"In 1939 the Sargo-class submarine USS Squalus (SS-192) sank off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive. On May 23, the diesel-electric submarine went down resulting in the death of 26 sailors. Thirty-three [photo above] survived." source
 

Submarines are always silent and strange. 

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