A3. 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
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 Erie.
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.
A3. 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
A6. Commodore George Dewey was instrumental
in quickly ending the Spanish-American War.
REVIEW 4 ANSWERS
A1. The development of airplanes occurred at this
A2. The U.S. Navy was deployed to stop German
U-boats from practicing unrestricted warfare
and terrorizing the seas.
A3. During this war, destroyers were used as the
main defense against German U-boats. They
also served as an escort for troop ships and
supply convoys for the allies.
A4. During this war, the air forces supported
surface antisubmarine forces.
A5. During this war, women enlisted in the Navy as
Yeoman (F), releasing enlisted men for active
service at sea.
REVIEW 5 ANSWERS
A1. The Battle of Coral Sea was fought by aircraft,
all of which were launched from carriers. This
battle saved Australia from being invaded by
A2. The major naval battles in the Pacific during
World War II and their significance is as
a. Battle of GuadalcanalThe Solomon
Islands came under allied control and the
danger of Australia coming under
Japanese attack was lessened