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1Title:  USS Scorpion, Skipjack-class attack submarine Add
 Summary:  The USS Scorpion (SSN-589), a Skipjack-class submarine that was powered by an S5W reactor plant. The Scorpion was lost at sea on 5 June 1968; the cause of the submarine's loss was never definitively determined. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  S5W | USS Scorpion (SSN-589) | Naval Reactors 
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2Title:  The USS Scorpion deployed, shortly before being lost at sea Add
 Summary:  The USS Scorpion, alongside the USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) near Naples, Italy in April 1968. This photo was taken approximately six weeks prior to the loss of the Scorpion. The cause of the sub's loss was never definitively determined. One plausible theory: A torpedo exploded inside the submarine (due to an internal battery malfunction), leading to the loss of the sub. 
 Reference:  Parrish, Thomas. The Submarine: A History. New York: Viking, 2004, pages 498-500. 
 Date:  18 April 1968 
 Subject(s):  S5W | USS Scorpion (SSN-589) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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