#Repost@subrowne42 (@get_repost) ・・・ This job isn't always safe. In late May, 1968, the U.S. nuclear submarine Scorpion left the Mediterranean to begin her trip home to Norfolk, Virginia. Atlantic Fleet Headquarters diverted her to shadow a Soviet naval task force and see what it was up to. At midnight on May 22 the Scorpion radioed her position as some 400 miles south of the Azores and had given her estimated time of arrival at Norfolk as 1700 hours on May 27. She was never heard from again.
In June the US Navy team in charge of finding the missing submarine came across data from two hydrophone arrays in the Altantic. Analysis showed what may have been breakup noises from the Scorpion. Further analysis revealed that the loss of the ship was precipitated by an explosive event at 1842 hours on May 22. This event preceded by 91 seconds the first of a succession of events that logically would be the successive implosions of internal ship bulkheads as the ship descended past crush depth. #usnavy#sailor#ussscorpion#submariner#submarine