NAVSC Midterm Study Guide - NAVSC Midterm Study Guide 1.)...

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NAVSC Midterm Study Guide 1.) Quiz Questions a. Who was the first Secretary of the Navy (1798)? i. Benjamin Stoddert b. From around 1801 to 1805, the US fought a war in the Mediterranean.  In this  war, the USS Philadelphia: i. Was captured by the enemy then burned by US forces. c. The War of 1812 arose over a dispute about neutral rights and British seizure of  ships.  One specific incident, the Chesapeake-Leopard Incident happened when: i. The Chesapeake was stopped and boarded by the Leopard in a search  for sailors who had “jumped ship.” d. From 1815 to 1860 the primary mission of the navy was: i. Protect US Commerce abroad. e. Who led the scientific expedition from 1838-1842 and later wrote a bestselling  book based on his exploration? i. LT John Wilkes f. Who is considered the “Father of modern naval ordnance”? i. John Dahlgren g. In the Crimean War (1854-1856) what was proved? i. Explosive shells could penetrate wooden hulls thus ending the era of the  wooden ship. h. Just prior to the Civil War, the North was trying to keep Britain neutral, the South  was trying to gain British aid.  The Trent incident nearly brought Britain into the  war on the South’s side.  What happened?
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i. A British ship was stopped by Capt Wilkes looking for Southern Diplomats  (Confederate ambassadors). i. Who was the First Superintendent of the Naval Academy that later becamse an  Admiral for the Confederate Navy? i. Franklin Buchanan j. What were the names of the two first-ever ironclads that met at Hampton Roads? i.
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course NAVSC 102 taught by Professor Hammond during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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