Thursday, May 22, 2014

U.S.S. Scorpion SSN589 lost with 99 souls onboard, 46 years ago today!

A few years ago I learned of the USS Scorpion's fate through a book found at the dollar store bargain bin. Not being a sub sailor I spent most of my military reading about surface battles involving Destroyers.

Scorpion Down by Ed Offley is a fascinating read that explores the reasons, both official and speculative, for the sinking.

RIP to the crew lost all these years ago.

John K
The Proud Cold Warrior

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