In late May, 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion departed from Norfolk, Virginia, and started it’s journey towards the Mediterranean.
Three months later the USS Scorpion wreck was discovered scattered along the ocean floor.
What was the cause behind this military catastrophe and why did the 99 crew members on board end up losing their lives?
The USS Scorpion Submarine
The submarine was known to have almost a decade of reliable service behind it and their were no real worries about it’s upcoming journey as it set sail.
On May 27, 1968, family members of the Scorpion‘s crew waited with excitement on a dock expecting their loved ones to arrive at any moment.
The wait full of excitement soon turned into a personal nightmare for every family involved with the submarine’s journey.
The Navy finally located the wreckage of the sub in October and officially announced that all 99 members of the crew had lost their lives.
The main investigation was headed by Robert Ballard in 1985 but he struggled to come to any sort of conclusions.
Within a few months he discovered the wreck of the Titanic so he near enough put the Scorpion wreckage ‘on hold’ until he finished up with this new find.
In 2012, calls were made for new expeditions to the Scorpion‘s wreck site so that experts can once again try to fit the pieces of the mystery together.
For some reason these calls for new expeditions into the wreckage were totally ignored – why?
The internet harbors many ‘hidden’ reports claiming the sub was the victim of a violent Soviet attack that they never saw coming.
Other theorists believe a cover up was put in place due to a unique military technical fault in the torpedo system.
If a torpedo was accidentally set off without a target it could well of turned course and headed on back toward the sub – destroying it instantly!
Other experts are adamant that if the sub’s propeller shaft malfunctioned, it may have caused stress to the engine coupling.
This could well of lead to it breaking up, resulting in water entering the sub and killing all those on board.
The USS Scorpion Wreck
Families of the lost still want answers…and these answers look like they will never surface.
What was the force behind this tragedy and why is it overlooked so frequently?
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