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Donna Finch
Donna Finch • 1 year ago

On 22 May 1968 the nuclear submarine USS Scorpion (SSN 589) was lost with all hands 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

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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 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) 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), 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.

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