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    WW2 quiz

    http://www.zoo.com/quiz/world-war-ii...now+About+WWII

    I got 33 of 35.

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    33 / 35.

    Q1: The starting date was Sept 1, 1939? Only for a Eurocentric.
    I’d go with July 7, 1937 or even Sept 18, 1931 before 1939.

    Q15: A U-boat is a “major warship” ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOR View Post
    Q1: The starting date was Sept 1, 1939? Only for a Eurocentric.
    I’d go with July 7, 1937 or even Sept 18, 1931 before 1939.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOR View Post
    33 / 35.

    Q15: A U-boat is a “major warship” ?
    That's the one I did not agree with. A "major" warship should be heavy cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier. Something that can be built in the thousands is really not "major."
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    They had the ability to destroy a major warship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    That's the one I did not agree with. A "major" warship should be heavy cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier. Something that can be built in the thousands is really not "major."
    More large capital warships were sunk by submarines than the number of submarines sunk by large capital warships. The largest British, Japanese warships, US carriers Wasp and Yorktown all sunk by submarine. I think you can make case for major warship as opposed to large capital ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    That's the one I did not agree with. A "major" warship should be heavy cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier. Something that can be built in the thousands is really not "major."
    Yamamoto by the thousands? Heck, who had thousandS U-boats?
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    US Subs accounted for the majority of Japanese tonnage lost, Same for the German their subs amassed the lion share of Allies loses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    They had the ability to destroy a major warship.
    How about floating mines, do they count as major warships?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOR View Post
    How about floating mines, do they count as major warships?
    The mine is not a ship so no. Submarine in WWII major warship by shear destruction wrought yes, but not a large capital ship. Ohio Class and what ever replaced the Typhoon Class major capital warships and if used as intended life on earth for humans will never be he same.
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    are not submarines boats not ships?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    are not submarines boats not ships?
    Displaces more than 500 tons? Capable of long range independent voyages?

    If the answer to those questions are Yes, Then its a ship
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Displaces more than 500 tons? Capable of long range independent voyages?

    If the answer to those questions are Yes, Than its a ship
    It was once explained to me that "a boat is any vessel you can put on a ship; if you can't put it on a ship, then it IS a ship".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    It was once explained to me that "a boat is any vessel you can put on a ship; if you can't put it on a ship, then it IS a ship".
    Then Burke class DDs would be boats ;>)

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