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USS Silversides (SS-236): Quiz


Question 1: Silversides cleared Pearl Harbor on 24 September for her eleventh war patrol, conducted off Kyūshū, ________.
United KingdomCambodiaJapanCanada

Question 2: After many years, the refrigeration compartment had produced a growth of anaerobes so thick they could be measured in multiple ________ instead of millimeters.
YardInchUnited States customary unitsFoot (length)

Question 3: On 13 May, Silversides fired torpedoes at an enemy ________; although explosions were heard, a definite sinking could not be confirmed.
Alfa class submarineBattleshipSubmarineUnited States Navy

Question 4: After shakedown off the ________ coast, Silversides set course for Hawaii, arriving at Pearl Harbor on 4 April 1942.
CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaLos AngelesSan Jose, California

Question 5: She terminated her third patrol at Brisbane, ________, on 25 November.
AustraliaUnited KingdomBarbadosCanada

Question 6: After paralleling a ________ throughout the daylight hours, she moved on ahead at sundown and lay in wait (an end around position).
SubmarineConvoyAnti-submarine warfareWorld War II

Question 7: USS Silversides (SS-236) received twelve battle stars for ________ service, and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.
World War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 8: She ended this patrol at Apra Harbor, ________, on 30 July.
GuamPalauMarshall IslandsTuvalu

Question 9: Silversides terminated her eleventh patrol at ________ on 23 November.
Johnston AtollHowland IslandMidway AtollWake Island

Question 10: Normally, ________ submarines are dry-docked every five years while on active duty.
United States NavyUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States Coast GuardUnited States armed forces


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