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USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

 
 
USS Scorpion (SSN-589) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Scorpion (SSN-589) Marker
Inscription. USS Scorpion, a Skipjack class nuclear-powered attack submarine homeported in Norfolk, Virginia began a Mediterranean deployment in February 1968. The following May 22nd, while homeward bound from that deployment, she was lost with her entire crew of 99 brave men some 400 miles southwest of the Azores. In October 1968, her remains were found on the sea floor over 10,000 feet below the surface.
This memorial is dedicated to the men of Scorpion who are on eternal patrol and to the men of today's submarine force who continue to sail in harm's way in defense of our nation.
U.S. Submarine Veterans
 
Erected 2002 by U.S. Submarine Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.92′ N, 76° 17.665′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Bousch Street near Wisconsin Square ft of Harbor St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this marker); USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (here, next to this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (here, next to this marker); USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 (here, next to this marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (here, next to this marker); USS Newport News CA-148 (here, next to this marker); The Pentagon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Scorpion - Historynet. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. USS Scorpion - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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