Flashcards in NAVY HISTORY Deck (60)
What date commemorates the birthday of the United States Navy?
13 October 1775
The Second Continental Congress approved the purchase of how many vessels to start the Navy?
Two (Remember, second continental congress. Two vessels. They're both the number 2)
During the Revolutionary War and into the 19th century, naval vessels were grouped into three major categories what were they?
1. Ships of the line 64 to 100 guns
2. Frigates 28 to 44 guns
3. Sloops-of-war 10 to 20 guns
What type of ships did privateers typically sail?
Schooners (Shoo shoo, I need my privacy)
What ship was the first warfare submarine?
What ship had the distinction of being the U.S. Navy's first Flagship?
The USS Alfred
What country was the first to recognize the "Stars and Stripes"?
France (Stars and Stripes are a "Francy" name for the flag.) Quiberon Bay
John Paul Jones is famous for his victory over what ship?
The HMS Serapis (John Paul jones was covered in "Sarah's piss")
The Alfred had was the first to hoist the " Flag of Freedom" and was hoisted by who?
John Paul Jones
The Navy’s first warship to use steam
The_____ with France, 1798 - 1801, was entirely a naval war
On August 19, 1812, Captain Isaac Hull aboard the
USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere and the USS Constitution earned its nickname ____________.
How many ships did the British lose to privateers?
Who was president when the DON was established?
When did the expression, "millions for defense but not one cent for tribute", originate?
During the Quasi War
Who led the naval forces into Tripoli harbor and destroyed the captured US frigate USS Philadelphia.
Which of the following Great Lakes did captain Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a British squadron cutting British supply lines?
Which ship was one of the first ships of the line?
What is the Naval Act of 1794?
Order that six frigates be built and created the USN
Discuss the career and significant accomplishments of MCPON Black
First Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Was aboard during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941
Established the 3rd silver star above the gold anchor on the MCPON's collar and cap devices
What was MCPON Black's impact on enlisted sailors?
He changed the seniority structure in the enlisted ranks, based on the number of years a man holds in rate than on his particular rating.
(BM's were senior to all other rates)
When and why was the Sailor's Creed developed?
It was written by a Blue Ribbon Recruit Training Panel in 1993 at the direction of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank Kelso.
When were the current Navy Core Values developed?
Adopted by CNO Admiral Kelso in 1992
What were the six original frigates of the Navy?
What was the first ship named after an enlisted person?
USS Osmond Ingram (DD225)
He was the first enlisted man killed in action in WW1
What are the six areas that comprise the Naval Doctrine?
W. I. L. C. O. P.
Naval Command and Control
What happened in the Barbary Wars?
LT Stephen Decatur and 84 seamen slipped into the harbor at Tripoli on Feb 16, 1804, and burned down the captured frigate USS Philadelphia
What happened in the War of 1812?
The British were forcing Americans to serve in the British Navy as seamen.
What happened with the Voyage of the Great White Fleet?
Dec 16, 1907, the Great White Fleet left Hampton Roads VA,
It consisted of 16 battleships divided into two squadrons
for around the world cruise to show the flag.
It showed the strength of the Navy