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NH 97217 Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Photo #: NH 97217  Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Title: Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Description: Damaged section of the Scorpion's 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. Quoted from the original photo caption, which bears the date 30 January 1969. 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. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97217
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