In response to an off-site email from a site member, I have provided a 5000 word summary dated 31 Oct 2018 that discusses why
SCORPION was lost including the following subject areas not previously discussed in significant detail:
- SCORPION was at periscope depth when hydrogen out-gassed by the battery exploded.
- Some (most?) of the crew in spaces aft of the reactor compartment survived that explosion.
- At least one crew member successfully exited SCORPION through the after escape trunk.
- Four conjectures about the loss of SCORPION are discussed and refuted; They are: (1) SCORPION reversed course
to deactivate a torpedo that had become active in its launch tube; (2) SCORPION was lost because of the
explosion of "a large charge weight external to the pressure-hull;" (3) loss of the propeller shaft caused the loss
of ship, and (4) involvement of hosile forces in the loss of SCORPION could not and did not occur.
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