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What was the name of the first U.S. Navy ship attacked by Japan?

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posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 12:08 AM
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This week's trivia trick question is:

What was the name of the first U.S. Navy ship attacked by Japan?

(Hint: it was by air bombardment)

C'mon Historians and Scholars...

I'll give the answer after a dozen or so posts (maybe)


All correct answers get Honorable Mentions !!

Wrong answers get a big fat LOL







posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Trick question. First you have to decide if it was in the Hawaiian Islands and in that case it was the seaplane tender, Curtiss who was attached by a midget submarine. They missed but never the less it was an attack.

Or do you mean the first successful attack.

If it was the Philippines then who knows.

Honestly, I am not sure we would even know the answer considering all of the misinformation we have been fed regarding the events of this time period.

But carry on with the interesting thread. S&F for starting the argument


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edit on 2/3/2015 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Is it the USS Panay?

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358




Curtiss who was attached by a midget submarine.


Air bombardment. I'm guessing WAY before WW2. Too lazy to Google.

Define air bombardment. Cavemen didn't need planes for that.



posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

I would not call that an attack on the US Navy. It can be deemed an accident due to the bloody ship being somewhere it should not have been and according to the Japanese, was a mistake in the heat of battle. As such, it was an error rather than an attack.

Of course, US historians paint a completely different picture as one would expect. The State Department at the time accepted it as a mistake.

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posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 03:57 AM
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USS Panay 1937




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