Can We Guess How Long You Served in the Navy?

By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

When the rawest of sailors enlist in the Navy, they become Seaman Recruits. They then have to complete the roughhousing of basic training in hopes of becoming a Seaman. After that, it's all up to each sailor's grit and determination as to how far he (or she) will last in the rigors of the Navy. In this salty quiz, do you think we can guess how long you served in the United States Navy?

Everyone takes a different path to the sea. Some people know from an early age that they want to explore the seven seas, wandering from port to port in an effort to travel all over the world by wind and waves. Others, like so many military types, sort of fall into service as a backup plan. Were you a dedicated sailor at birth or did you just grow into your desire to become a grimy pirate feared by men the world over?

Did you make it to Ensign? Were you a Master Chief? Or did you really hang on and make a career of the Navy so that you could become a Captain? And are you a once-in-a-generation talent, the kind that becomes an Admiral? Sail into this Navy quiz now and we’ll guess how long and salty you really are!


Did you often mop the ship deck?

Can you navigate to a remote atoll?

Do you have a black patch over one eye?

Do you understand how to navigate by stars?

Did you say, "Sir, yes sir!" about 200 times per day?

What's your favorite movie?

What did you eat for lunch in the service?

Did you give orders to absolutely everyone?

In the Navy, where did you sleep?

Were you a junior officer?

You served during which wars?

Did you smoke a corncob pipe while in uniform?

What was your classification?

How many enemy carriers did you sink?

How far above a Seaman were you?

What sort of tattoos do you have?

What's was your favorite weapon during Navy battles?

What adult beverage do you prefer?

Do you wear dark sunglasses even indoors when the lights are off?

How often did you repeat the phrase, "Ahoy, matey!" in one day?

What are your childrens' names?

Did you wade ashore in battle with your hands on your hips?

In the Navy, what did you do in your off time?

What was your favorite port?

Do you have a "ribbon salad" on your uniform?

How many times have you seen "The Hunt for Red October"?

What is the name of the parrot on your shoulder?

Who was your favorite president in history?

What was the biggest gun you fired in your military career?

What medal did you earn in your career?

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