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USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a Skipjack-class nuclear submarine of the United States Navy, and the sixth vessel of the U.S. Navy to carry that name. Scorpion was declared lost on 5 June 1968 with 99 crewmen dying in the incident. Sinking most likely due to an internal explosion) on 22 May 1968 460 miles southwest of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean.
USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a Skipjack-class nuclear submarine of the United States Navy and the sixth vessel of the US Navy to carry that name. Scorpion was lost on 22 May 1968, with 99 crewmen dying in the incident. The USS Scorpion is one of two nuclear submarines the US Navy has lost, the other being USS Thresher. She rests at 9800 feet of depth.
USS Scorpion (SSN-589), a U.S. nuclear submarine, was declared lost on June 5, 1968, with 99 crew members. Later information confirmed that the Scorpion imploded due to 2 low level explosions caused by the battery exploding. The hull collapsed due to a loss of depth control at a depth of 2015 feet.
The nuclear submarine USS Scorpion is seen Connecticut during trials on June 27, 1960. On May 21 all was well. Scorpion radioed its position: about 50 miles (81 kilometers) south of the Azores. On May 22 it lay in pieces beneath 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) of water, each section resting in the crater of its own impact. All 99 men aboard were lost. Photograph courtesy U.S. Navy