Submarine QOTW - 14 NOV 2016
Vigilis recalls attending a classified debriefing about the loss of the U.S. submarine indicated below:
The Questions of the Week
1 - An unusually high number of submarines vanished in 1968, including three (3) non-U.S. subs. Identify 3 of the non-U.S. subs sunk in 1968 (by names and navies) .
2 - The U.S. sub which sank in 1968 "was in a very poor state of preservation", according to its commanding officer.
- a) Who was the commanding officer?
- b) Some of its crew had derisively referred to the sub as (fill in blank) USS ____________.
- c) Name the vessel's major (most restrictive) known defect before its 1968 departure on a secret Russian spy mission.
3 - The U.S. Navy’s report on the U.S. sub incident is inconclusive. Several malfunction theories—and at least one conspiracy have arisen to explain the loss of the ship and its ninety-nine crew, but all lack hard evidence. What is the leading conspiracy theory?
4 - What major fact issue tends to confound the leading conspiracy theory?
5 - Does it now appear at all likely that there wuld ever be a conclusive explanation for the loss of the U.S. sub in 1968?
6 - What has been the convention (minimum average time) for submarine secrets to be divulged by various navies (in Vigilis's opinion)? ___ years.
7- How many years have already elapsed since May 1968?
8- BONUS QUESTION: Where is the longest submarine memorial in the U.S. now located?
ANSWERS: Friday, 18 NOV 2016.
Submarines are always silent and strange.