REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
The United States Navy was formed because the
Second Continental Congress realized that
the survival of the colonies as independent
from England depended on the formation of
A2. During the late 18th century, battleships were
classified as ships-of-the-line.
The craft developed in 1775 was a warfare
submarine, named the Turtle, and invented by
This raid was the first amphibious operation
carried out by the American Navy and
A5. The first official recognition of the American
Stars and Stripes flag by a foreign nation was
given by (a) France (b) to the USS Ranger.
REVIEW 2 ANSWERS
After the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Navy
defended Americas small merchant ship fleet
from the Barbary pirates.
A2. Between the Revolutionary War and the War of
1812, the U.S. Navy was involved with the
a. Quasi War with France and
b. Barbary States War.
Lord Nelson said that the operation executed by
LT Stephen Decatur and 84 seamen by
slipping into the harbor of Tripoli and
burning the captured frigate Philadelphia was
one of the most bold and daring acts of the age.
A4. Two actions of the U.S. Navy during the War of
a. The sea battle between the American
frigate USS Constitution and the British
frigate Guerriere and
b. The victory of Captain Oliver Hazard
Perry over the British squadron on Lake
A5. During the Mexican-American War, the Navy
blockaded the port cities on the Gulf and the
Mosquito Fleet provided protective action
during the first large-scale amphibious
operation in U.S. military history.
REVIEW 3 ANSWERS
A1. During the last part of the 19th century, naval
a. Introduction of ironclad ships
b. Introduction of riverboats, rams, and
c. Development of submarines
d. Construction of steeled-hull protected
cruisers, signaling the end of the ironclads
e. Development of self-propelled torpedo and
long-range torpedo boats
f. Development of the internal combustion
engine for ships
A2. After developing the ironclad, the Confederate
Navy developed the submarine.
During the Civil War Battle of Mobile bay,
Admiral Farragut gave order, Damn the
torpedoes! Full speed ahead.
A4. Alfred T. Mahan influenced naval strategy
through his books that stressed the idea that
without control of the seas, a nation couldnt
expect victory. He was one of the first
instructors at the Naval War College and
shared his knowledge on sea power and the
importance of understanding naval needs.
A5. The Spanish-American war began when the
Maine was blown up and 250 Sailors were
Commander George Dewey was instrumental
in quickly ending the Spanish-American War.
REVIEW 4 ANSWERS
The development of airplanes occurred at this
The U.S. Navy was deployed to stop German
U-boats from practicing unrestricted warfare
and terrorizing the seas.
During this war, destroyers were used as the
main defense against German U-boats. They