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Trivia Quiz - Lost Submarines: Post WWII


Guess the submarine that was lost.

Quiz Number: 4205
Date Submitted: December 20, 2011
Quiz Categories: History, Deep Sea Exploration, Technology
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 42.1 percent
Times Taken: 24 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Lost Submarines Post WWII
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1. The first submarine in its class, this submarine sank April 10, 1963 during deep-diving trials after flooding, loss of propulsion, and an attempt to blow the emergency ballast tanks failed, causing it to exceed crush depth. All 129 men on board perished.
  A.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
  B.   K-278, Komsomolets
  C.   USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  D.   K-8

2. This submarine submarine was lost April 11, 1970 while being towed in rough seas following a fire on board. The vessel was initially evacuated, but 52 reembarked for the towing operation and were subsequently lost.
  A.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
  B.   K-278, Komsomolets
  C.   K-159
  D.   USS Thresher (SSN-593)

3. This unique submarine caught fire in April of 1989, and burned uncontrollably off the coast of Norway (Bear Island). Most of the fatalities were the result of the brutal conditions in the Barents Sea.
  A.   USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  B.   K-27
  C.   K-278, Komsomolets
  D.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

4. This submarine sank circa May 22, 1968, evidently due to implosion upon reaching its crush depth. What caused the to descend to its crush depth is not known. All 99 men died. Location: 400 nmi southwest of the Azores.
  A.   USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  B.   K-219
  C.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
  D.   K-159

5. This submarine was the subject of a movie: Hostile Waters. This submarine was lost off the US coast (near the Carolinas).
  A.   K-219
  B.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
  C.   K-431
  D.   USS Thresher (SSN-593)

6. This submarine suffered violent explosions that registered 4.2 on the Richter scale in Europe, and were used to locate the ship.
  A.   USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  B.   K-278, Komsomolets
  C.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
  D.   K-141 Kursk

7. This submarine was rusting at a pier, but broke free in the extreme weather in the Barents Sea, and taking 9 men to their deaths.
  A.   K-278, Komsomolets
  B.   K-141 Kursk
  C.   K-159
  D.   K-8

8. THis submarine was receiving a new reactor core, and had an accident that Time Magazine refers to as one of the worst in history. Ten naval personnel were killed (8 officers and 2 enlisted men), probably by the explosion itself.
  A.   K-141 Kursk
  B.   K-27
  C.   K-8
  D.   K-431

9. This submarine was returned to service after 9 years of repair after the liquid metal coolant from the reactor leaked into the reactor compartment, destroying the reactor.
  A.   USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
  B.   K-141 Kursk
  C.   USS Seawolf (SSN-575)
  D.   K-123

10. This experimental reactor was being maintained in a land based facility, when the operators made a mistake, resulting in three deaths and the destruction of the nuclear fuel assembly.
  A.   SL-1, Idaho US
  B.   Oak Ridge, Tennessee Y-12 facility
  C.   Chernobyl, Ukraine
  D.   Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I), Idaho US


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