By sea and by air, it is one of the most formidable military outfits on the planet. How much do you know about the United States Navy?
About how many Navy personnel are on active duty?
How many people are in the Navy's ready reserve, the reserves who are most likely to be called to active duty?
Who was the earliest proponent of a navy during the American Revolution?
- Benjamin Franklin
- Thomas Jefferson
- George Washington
What percentage of Navy service members are female?
What do all U.S. submariners have in common?
- They all have excellent low-light vision.
- They all have at least four-year college degrees.
- They are all volunteers.
What was the name of the first armed ship of the American Revolution?
About how much does it cost to build a modern aircraft carrier?
- around $22 billion
- around $5 billion
- around $12 billion
In 1781, how many ships were in the Continental Navy?
The special forces unit of the Navy is called what?
- Green Berets
- Delta Force
In earlier days, Navy tattoos were symbols for what?
- a sailor's name
- locations a sailor had traveled
- where a sailor trained
In a ship's name, what does the USS stand for?
- United States Shipload
- United States Ship
- Untied States Shipyard
How many aircraft carriers does the U.S. Navy have?
By what ratio was the U.S. Navy outnumbered during the War of 1812?
The Navy's TOPGUN school was founded to improve which pilot skill?
How many submarines does the U.S. Navy have for its various missions?
How many deployable battle force ships does the Navy currently have at its disposal?
About how many aircraft does the Navy have for its use?
What is the primary function of the Navy's Seabees?
- weather forecasting
What animal appears on the Navy's maritime flag that is flown on the jackstaff?
How many future presidents served in the Navy during WWII?
What is the Navy's motto?
- "Peace through strength"
- "Not for self but for country"
- "Whatever it takes"
How many officers have the privilege of flying with the Blue Angels, a flight demonstration squad?
The trident insignia that Navy SEALs wear is sometimes nicknamed what?
The Navy's littoral combat ships are designed to operate optimally in which environment?
- Near-shore environments
- Open-sea environments
- Freshwater environments
Which class of ships are sometimes called the "greyhounds of the sea?"
- amphibious assault ships
How many aircraft can the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier take on a mission?
- around 60
- around 90
- around 200
How long did it take to construct the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the newest aircraft carrier in the Navy's fleet?
- 18 months
- three years
- seven years
How long is the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier?
- 780 feet
- 1,092 feet
- 1,322 feet
How many major types of submarines are there in the U.S. Navy?
The Navy's DD-21 ships were the first ships to be powered by what?