A special Warship Wednesday: Remembering Scorpion
Whereas normally this post would be some vintage ironclad, battleship or steam sloop, today we honor the men who lost their lives 50 years ago this week when USS Scorpion (SSN-589) a Skipjack-class nuclear powered submarine sunk some 750-miles south-west of Azores under 9,600 feet of cold Atlantic water.
Her brave crew of 99 Sailors lost their lives in one of the greatest non-wartime tragedies in the U.S. Navy’s history.
Gratefully, it was over in moments.
Today, we honor their courage, their service to our country and their commitment to duty.
Vale, Scorpion, may your final crew rest peacefully and on eternal patrol.