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Building a Submarine

written by: DieZel
 
Learn more about the design, history and equipment of these amazing boats. Enjoy!

Question 1:


The periscope is a tube with prisms allowing a view to the surface. Which one of these classes of submarines doesn't have a periscope?
Virginia class
Seawolf class
Gotland class
Typhoon class

Question 2:


The first recorded military submarine was designed to attach explosive charges to ships in harbor and was called "Turtle". It was invented by David Bushnell in 1775 and was operated by this number of crewmen.
At least five
Just one
Five
Three

Question 3:


Some modern submarines have equipment capable of generating oxygen for their crew, by extracting it from water.
True
False

Question 4:


The design of modern submarines is called "teardrop hull" and is based on the hydrodynamic body of the whale. This was the first submarine to use a teardrop hull.
USS Alligator (1862)
USS Albacore (AGSS-569)
USS Bonita (SSK-3)
USS Sea Devil (SSN-664)

Question 5:


NarcĂ­s Monturiol is credited for inventing the first mechanically powered submarine - "Ictineu II". It used steam for propulsion and was originally designed to do this.
Sink enemy ships
Explore the sea bottom
Ease the harvest of corals
Reconnoitre

Question 6:


SS submarines use diesel-electric propulsion. What kind of propulsion do SSN submarines utilize?
Steam
Nuclear
Diesel
Electric

Question 7:


The Trident II SSBNs are among the most dangerous and destructive submarines -- each one carries a destructive power more than nine times greater than all Allied ordnance dropped during World War II. What class of submarine is the Trident II?
Ohio
Barbel
George Washington
Typhoon

Question 8:


This science fiction book was published in 1870 by Jules Verne, and described a submarine more advanced than any other at that time.
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
Mechanical Beast
Nemo
Underwater Ship

Question 9:


The "Kaiten" was one of the deadliest midget submarines used by the Imperial Japanese Navy.
False
True

Question 10:


Stefan Drzewiecki was the creator of the first submarine built in series - in 1881, 50 units were built for the Russian government. What country was Drzewiecki from?
The United States
Poland
Georgia
Russia

 


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