USS Scorpion (SSN 589)

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
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Nine graduates of the Naval Academy in seven different classes were lost when USS Scorpion (SSN 589) sank with all hands on May 22, 1968. The tragedy took the lives of 99 officers and crew. For further reading, see Wikipedia and the Scorpion roster of those aboard.

1954 Slattery LB.jpg
Francis Slattery
Class of 1954

CDR, USN

West Paris, Maine

May 22, 1968 (36 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1956 Lloyd LB.jpg
David Lloyd
Class of 1956

LCDR, USN

Joliet, Illinois

May 22, 1968 (33 years old)

Operational loss, HOFH19, HOFH21, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1959 Stephens LB.jpg
Daniel Stephens
Class of 1959

LCDR, USN

Bethesda, Maryland

May 22, 1968 (33 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1963 Farrin LB.jpg
George Farrin
Class of 1963

LT, USN

Battle Creek, Michigan

May 22, 1968 (27 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1963 Lamberth LB.jpg
Charles Lamberth
Class of 1963

LT, USN

Gadsden, Alabama

May 22, 1968 (28 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1963 Burke LB.jpg
John Burke
Class of 1963

LT, USN

San Bernardino, California

May 22, 1968 (26 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1964 Sweet LB.jpg
John Sweet
Class of 1964

LT, USN

La Canada, California

May 22, 1968 (25 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


1965 Smith LB.jpg
Laughton Smith
Class of 1965

LT, USN

Humansville, Missouri

May 22, 1968 (26 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


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Michael Odening
Class of 1966

LTJG, USN

Silver Spring, Maryland

May 22, 1968 (23 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine