Posted by: arbeam | May 22, 2013

May 22, 1968 USS Scorpion (SSN-598) Lost

USS Scorpion (SSN-589). Photographed on 27 June 1960, off New London, Connecticut, during builder's trials. Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover is standing on her sailplanes with another officer.

USS Scorpion (SSN-589). Photographed on 27 June 1960, off New London, Connecticut, during builder’s trials. Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover is standing on her sailplanes with another officer.

Scopion LogoRemembering USS Scorpion (SSN-589), which was lost with her crew south-west of the Azores on this date in 1968. In late October 1968, her remains were found on the sea floor over 10,000 feet below the surface by a towed deep-submergence vehicle deployed from USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11).

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