Saturday, 20 December 2008

Behind the Songs: The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns

"Captain will not say how long we must remain
The phantom ship forever sail the sea
It's all the same"
--Phil Ochs, "The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns" (1969)

Silent Steel: The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Attack Sub USS Scorpion

What happened to the USS Scorpion? The question has vexed submariners for almost four decades. Now, with meticulous research and incredible attention to detail, Stephen Johnson examines and dissects one of the most tragic and mysterious submarine accidents in U.S. Navy history.

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