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USN 1136662 Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Photo #: USN 1136662  Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Title: Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Description: 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 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. The original photograph bears the date 30 January 1969. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Catalog #: USN 1136662
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