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USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) photographed on 22 August 1960 off New London, Connecticut. Official U.S. Navy photograph from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 97230.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) photographed on 27 June 1960 off New London, Connecticut, during builder's trials. Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was standing on her sailplanes with another officer. Official U.S. Navy photograph from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 97215.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68136.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) approached 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 a Mediterranean deployment. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70310.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) came 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 a Mediterranean deployment. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70305.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68140.


Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) with Scorpion (SSN-589) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968. Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968 while returning to the U.S. from a Mediterranean deployment. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70306.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

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.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68138.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) tied up 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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70308.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Debris located on the bottom of the ocean floor in the area 400 miles southwest of the Azores Islands where Scorpion (SSN-589) was located. This photograph was probably taken when Scorpion was located by USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11) in October 1968 on the Atlantic Ocean floor 10,000 feet deep. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97218.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

View of the sunken submarine's sail, probably taken when Scorpion (SS-589) was located by USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11) in October 1968 on the Atlantic Ocean floor 10,000 feet deep, some 400 miles southwest of the Azores. This image shows the starboard side of the sail with its after end at top left and the starboard access door in lower left. Debris is on the ocean bottom nearby. The device in top center is part of the equipment used in locating and photographing the wreckage. Official U.S. Navy photograph, USN 1136656.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

View of the sunken submarine's bow section, on the Atlantic Ocean floor 10,000 feet deep, some 400 miles southwest of the Azores. Probably taken when Scorpion (SS-589)was located by USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11) in October 1968. This image shows the top of the bow section, from the vicinity of the sail (which has been torn off)at left to the tip of the bowat top center. The torpedo room hatch is visible about half-way along the length of this hull section, with a lifeline track running aft from it. Official U.S. Navy photograph, USN 1136658.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589) at the depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores. The starboard fairwater plane is visible protruding from the sail. Masts are visible extending from the top of the sail (located at the lower portion of the photograph). A large segment of the after section of the sail, including the deck access hatch, is missing. Various articles from the operations compartment are scattered in this vicinity. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97223-KN.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589) 400 miles Southwest of the Azores. Forward compartment of Scorpion where it rests on the ocean floor in more than 10,000 feet of water. A portion of a periscope protrudes from the hull, and its shadow is visible on the hull. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97222-KN.


Commander Francis A. Slattery

Commander Francis A. Slattery, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589) when it was reported missing in May 1968. Slattery took command of Scorpion in October 1967. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97226.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) photographed on 22 August 1960 off New London, Connecticut. A Guppy-class submarine was faintly visible in the distance just beyond the forward tip of Scorpion's sail. Official U.S. Navy photograph from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command, NH 97214.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) came alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 10 April 1968. The submarine's commanding officer, Commander Francis A. Slattery, was 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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70304.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, 14 April 1968. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70307.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) prepared 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 a Mediterranean deployment. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70309.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68139.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) Aaongside 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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68137.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68141.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 68135.


USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

USS Scorpion (SSN-589) 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 a Mediterranean deployment. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 70304.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Damaged section of Scorpion's (SS-589) snorkel exhaust piping fairing. The rectangle white areas are zinc plates attached to the fairing to retard corrosion. This section is referred to as the 'turtleback' of this class submarine. This photograph was probably taken when Scorpion was located by USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11) in October 1968, on the Atlantic Ocean floor 10,000 feet deep, some 400 miles southwest of the Azores. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97217.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Section of the sunken submarine's hull, on the Atlantic Ocean floor 10,000 feet deep, some 400 miles southwest of the Azores. Probably taken when Scorpion (SS-589) was located by USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11) in October 1968. This image shows the top of the hull, aft of amidships. The large oval opening is the stowage bay for the messenger bouy. Also visible are circular ballast tank vents, two rectangular access hatches into the superstructure and damaged snorkel exhaust piping. Official U.S. Navy photograph, USN 1136662.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589) at the depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores. Stern view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine showing the upper portion of the rudder (with draft markings) and the port stern plane. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97221-KN.


Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589) 400 miles southwest of the Azores. The after messenger bouy cavity from the Scorpion resting on the ocean floor in more than 10,000 feet of water. The messenger bouy is used to mark the position of the escape hatch of a distressed submarine. This area was also used to store mooring line, some of which is visible protruding from the hatch. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97224-KN.


Insignia of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Insignia of USS Scorpion (SSN-589) adopted in 1960. Within the shield are four symbols, representing: Scorpion's streamlined hull design; her nuclear powerplant; the ancient rock-throwing machine known as a scorpion; and the stellar constellation Scorpio, the Scorpion. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 64889-KN.


Lieutenant Commander David B. Lloyd

Lieutenant Commander David B. Lloyd, executive officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589) when it was reported missing in May 1968. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph, NH 97227.

Published: Fri May 21 09:36:03 EDT 2021