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NH 97220-KN Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Photo #: NH 97220-KN Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Title: Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Description: Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589) Atlantic Ocean (August 1986)....Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; view of the bow section of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589) where it rests on the ocean floor. Note the forward messenger bouy cavity and escape trunk access hatches. Quoted from the caption released with this photo in 1995. The view was taken by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. This image looks down with the submarine's port side to the left. See Photo # NH 70305 for a view of this area taken before Scorpion's loss, and Photo # USN 1136658 for a view of this area of the wreck taken in October 1968. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97220-KN
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