USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the only ship of the United
States Navy to ever be named for the 46th state, was a World War
I-era battleship and the second of two ships in her class; her
sister ship was Nevada.
What do you know about tensions between the
USS Oklahoma? Take this World War II Quick quiz. "Check Your
Answers" at the end of the page.
1) When is the USS Oklahoma commissioned?
- May 2, 1898
- May 2, 1916
- May 2, 1918
2) In December she is
among the ships that escorted President Woodrow Wilson to France,
departing on December 14.
3) What is the
- 16 tons
- 10,000 tons
- 20,000 tons
- 27,500 tons
4) Early in 1921, she voyages to South America's
west coast for combined exercises with the Pacific Fleet, What is
the event that the USS Oklahoma returns to celebrate?
- Brazilian Independence
- Peruvian Centennial
- Cuban Revolution
5) With the outbreak of civil war in Spain, as
Oklahoma speeds to Spain, arriving on July 24, 1936 to rescue
American citizens and other refugees whom she carries to Gibraltar
and French ports. Where does the Oklahoma pick up the rescue
Pacific Fleet operations of Oklahoma during the next four years
included joint operations with the Army and the training of
7) What is the Oklahoma's top
speed in miles per hour?
- 23.6 mph
- 32.6 mph
- 18.6 mph
- 20.6 mph
8) Oklahoma takes three torpedo hits almost
immediately after the first Japanese bombs fall. As she begins to
capsize, two more torpedoes struck home, and her men are strafed
as they abandon ship. How long does it take for the ship to roll
over and sink?
- 6 minutes
- 12 minutes
- 24 minutes
- 1 hour
9) Who is the civilian yard worker who organizes the team which
saves 32 Oklahoma sailors trapped within the capsized hull?
- Justin Case
- Mark Reynolds
- Julio DeCastro
- Larry Nicholas
10) The Oklahoma sinks in a storm 540 miles out of Pearl Harbor
while being towed to San Francisco for scrapping. What is the
- February 6, 1945
- May 17, 1946
- February 6, 1947
- May 17, 1947