USS Scorpion (SSN-589) with USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2), April 1968



In April 1968, near the end of her final deployment, USS Scorpion (SSN-589) came alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2), which was anchored off Naples, Italy. Several photographs taken at that time are the last known views of Scorpion and her crew.

This page features views of USS Scorpion with USS Tallahatchie County in April 1968.

USS Tallahatchie County with USS Scorpion, April 1968 - Part II.

Additional images of USS Scorpion



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Photo #: NH 70310

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Approaches USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) in preparation for coming alongside, outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968.
Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968, while returning to the U.S. from this Mediterranean deployment.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 70309

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Prepares to come alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968.
Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968, while returning to the U.S. from this Mediterranean deployment.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 102KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70305

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Comes alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968.
Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968, while returning to the U.S. from this Mediterranean deployment.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 113KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70304

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Comes alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968.
The submarine's Commanding Officer, Commander Francis A. Slattery, is atop her sail, holding a megaphone.
Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968, while returning to the U.S. from this Mediterranean deployment.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 101KB; 590 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 70308

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Ties up alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968.
This view shows the submarine's line handling crew aft of her sail, just as she has been made fast and the National Ensign transferred to its "in port" position. Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968, while returning to the U.S. from this Mediterranean deployment.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 175KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 68141

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, in April 1968, shortly before she departed on her last voyage. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 87KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 68140

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, in April 1968, shortly before she departed on her last voyage. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 71KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 68137

USS Scorpion (SSN-589)


Alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, in April 1968, shortly before she departed on her last voyage. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion.

Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969.

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 



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