On May 22, 1968, the American nuclear attack submarine USS Scorpion, went missing with 99 men aboard on her way back to Norfolk, Virginia. Scorpion left New London, Connecticut, in February 1968 with a goal of reaching the Mediterranean Sea for a two-month European deployment, the Naval History and Heritage Command writes. However, they continue, she last radioed her position on May 21, 1968. She was lost southwest of the Azores, a group of islands about 950 miles west of mainland Portugal, on May 22, the US Navy reports.
Author Claudia Fonseca
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