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.
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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2 July 2003