Submarines (Real and Fictional) by BarkerC

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

PerryS


Quiz Description

From clues, answer the following related to submarines (real or fictional).

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Questions:

The first combat submersible was this vehicle created by David Bushnell which attempted to sink Royal Navy vessels by attaching explosives to ships in harbor. It failed in its efforts to sink the HMS Eagle.

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Turtle

Named for her inventor, she was the first submersible vehicle to sink another vessel in combat, it sank in 1864 but was retrieved in 2000 and is now on display in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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H. L. Hunley

Commander James Ferraday, played by Rock Hudson, is the captain of the U.S. nuclear attack submarine USS Tigerfish in this 1968 Cold War thriller that was said to be the favorite film of Howard Hughes late in his life.

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Ice Station Zebra

Build from the concept of Captain Nathan Bridger, this Deep Submergence Vehicle was the flagship of the United Earth Oceans Organization on the namesake NBC action series of the early 1990s.

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seaQuest DSV 4600

The USS Colorado refuses an order to fire a nuclear missile on Pakistan, then Captain Marcus Chaplin commandeers the French-held Indian Ocean island of Sainte Marina in this short-lived ABC series.

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Last Resort

The third and final Seawolf class submarine was named for this U.S. President, fittingly, the first submariner to become President.

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USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)

"Our voyage has received a lot of coverage in the newspaper and I would like to present our side of it... I think our firing on Miami Beach can best be termed ill-timed. It happened on what they call in the newspaper business a slow news day and as a result received a lot more space than I think it deserved -- since it was the off-season down there." The previous is an excerpt of the captain's summary of the cruise of what fictional submarine, as retold by Bob Newhart in a bit from 1960's The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart

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USS Codfish

When it sank in 1963, it was the first U.S. nuclear submarine lost at sea, and its 129 souls lost make it the worst submarine disaster in world history. It also led to the implementation of the U.S. Navy's SUBSAFE program

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USS Thresher (SSN-593)

Named for Robert Fulton's real submarine of 1800, it is featured in two 1870s novels by its creator as well as a terrible 2003 film, in which her captain was portrayed as a Sikh.

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Nautilus

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: "In November of 1984, shortly before Gorbachev came to power, a Typhoon-class Soviet sub surfaced just south of the Grand Banks. It then sank in deep water apparently suffering a radiation problem. Unconfirmed reports indicated some of the crew were rescued." Name both the fictional Typhoon class submarine, captained by Captain Marko Ramius, that surfaced and the American fast attack Los Angeles class submarine commanded by Commander Bart Mancuso that assisted in the rescue.

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Red October and USS Dallas

In a 1968 animated film, it is sitting upon an Aztec-like pyramid in Pepperland when it comes under attack by Blue Meanies.

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Yellow Submarine

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: A showdown between Captain Frank Ramsey and new Executive Officer Ron Hunter over the meaning of an Emergency Action Message not fully received is at the core of the conflict on this ballistic missile submarine in this 1995 action thriller.

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USS Alabama and Crimson Tide