Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Chief of Information Records
Relating to USS Scorpion and USS Thresher,

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains information relating to the loss of USS Thresher (SSN-593) in 1963 and USS Scorpion (SSN-589) in 1968. It includes a background history of nuclear submarine losses, reports on environmental monitoring of disaster site fuel leakage, Finding of Fact studies on possible causes of the disasters, photos, and a videotape the ALVIN underwater search device.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Records of the Chief of Information Relating to USS Scorpion and USS Thresher, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.


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Published: Wed Oct 21 13:40:55 EDT 2020