What was the reason for the formation of the United States Navy?
Navies are created from the spirit of independence and under the threat of war. They become mature by defending their country. This is the way it was with the first American Navy
During 1775, a craft was completed to fight the British Navy. What type of craft was this, what was it named, and who was its inventor?
submarine, named the Turtle, and invented by David Bushnell.
What is the significance of the 1776 raid on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas?
first amphibious operation carried out by the American Navy and Marines
The first official recognition of the American Stars and Stripes flag by a foreign nation was given by (a) what nation in (b) what location?
(a) France (b) to the USS Ranger.
After the Revolutionary War,
the U.S. Navy defended America's small merchant ship fleet from the Barbary pirates.
Between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy was involved with the—
Quasi War with France and b. Barbary States War.
Two actions of the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812 were—
The sea battle between the American frigate USS Constitution and the British frigate Guerriere and b. The victory of Captain Oliver Hazard Perry over the British squadron on Lake Erie.
During the Mexican-American War, the Navy
blockaded the port cities on the Gulf and the "Mosquito Fleet" provided protective action during the first large-scale amphibious operation in U.S. military history.
During the last part of the 19th century, naval developments included—
Introduction of ironclad ships b. Introduction of riverboats, rams, and gunboats c. Development of submarines d. Construction of steeled-hull protected cruisers, signaling the end of the ironclads e. Development of self-propelled torpedo and long-range torpedo boats f. Development of the internal combustion engine for ships
During the Civil War Battle of Mobile bay, Admiral Farragut gave order, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead."
Alfred T. Mahan influenced naval strategy through his books that stressed the idea that
without control of the seas, a nation couldn't expect victory. He was one of the first instructors at the Naval War College and shared his knowledge on sea power and the importance of understanding naval needs.
John Paul Jones is often referred to as the "father of our highest naval traditions" because of the example he set as an officer during the Revolutionary War. He is also famous because of which of the following accomplishments?
His victory over the HMS Serapis
At various times during the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Navy had 56 vessels. What was the peak number of vessels that were operating at any one time?
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?
The War of 1812 was caused, in part, by the efforts to accomplish which of the following goals?
Stopping forced service of American seamen in the British Navy
On which of the following Great Lakes did Captain Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a British squadron, cutting British supply lines?
The first half of the 19th century saw a development that was to change navies all over the world. What was that development?
In 1843, what invention incorporated in the USS Princeton paved the way for progress in the development of propulsion systems?
The screw propeller
Although neither side could claim victory, the battle between the USS Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack) was important for which of the following reasons?
The battle began the era of the ironclads
During what Civil War battle was the order "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" given?
What person defined sea power, showed the importance of knowing naval needs, and advocated a large, powerful Navy?
Alfred T. Mahan
"Remember the Maine," referring to the USS Maine, was the battle cry for which of the following wars?
The Spanish-American War
What was the first naval battle of World War II in which two opposing fleets didn't see each other during combat?
The Battle of the Coral Sea
What was the decisive battle of World War II that became the turning point of the war in the Pacific?
The Battle of Midway
During World War II, the Japanese loss/losses of what island(s) heralded the end of the war in the Pacific?
During World War II, the Navy was heavily involved in which of the following Atlantic (European) actions?
The invasion of Normandy
The first extensive use of jet aircraft and helicopters occurred during what war?
The Korean Conflict
What warfare tactics was used during the Vietnam Police Action?
1. Gunfire support
2. Riverine operations
3. Coastal interdiction
In what year was the first nuclear-powered, deep-submergence research and ocean-engineering vehicle launched?
What is/are principle development(s) of the Trident system?
1. A nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine
2. A strategic weapons system
3. An integrated logistics support system
Which of the following are the most recent additions to the surface fleet?
1. Ticonderoga-class cruisers
2. Arleigh Burke-class destroyers