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USS Oklahoma

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.

Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE1) When is the USS Oklahoma commissioned?

  • May 2, 1898
  • May 2, 1912
  • 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.

  • True or False?

3) What is the ships displacement?

  • 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?

  • Mexican Bi-Centennial
  • 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 victims?

  • Madrid
  • Bilbao
  • Brisbane
  • London

6) The Pacific Fleet operations of Oklahoma during the next four years included joint operations with the Army and the training of reservists.

  • True or False?

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 date?

  • February 6, 1945
  • May 17, 1946
  • February 6, 1947
  • May 17, 1947

USS Oklahoma
(Answers)

  1. May 2, 1916
  2. True
  3. 27,500 tons
  4. Peruvian Centennial
  5. ilbao
  6. True
  7. 23.6 mph
  8. 12 minutes
  9. Julio DeCastro
  10. May 17, 1947

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