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NH 97221-KN Wreck of USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Photo #: NH 97221-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; stern view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589) showing the upper portion of the rudder (with draft markings) and the port stern plane. Note that the ... after portion of the engine room section (has been) telescoped into the machinery room. The ribs of the stern planes can be seen due to the deformation of the metal covering them .... Quoted from the caption released with this photo in 1995. The view was taken by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97221-KN
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