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A Look At The Submarines That Went Missing

World | Associated Press | November 22, 2017, 4:12 pm
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 The USS Scorpion went missing 400 miles southwest of the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean, on May 21, 1968, with loss of all 99 crew on board. The remains of the nuclear-powered submarine were found five months later in more than 10,000 feet of water. The cause of the accident was believed to be an accidental torpedo battery activation or explosion. (Image: AP)

The USS Scorpion went missing 400 miles southwest of the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean, on May 21, 1968, with loss of all 99 crew on board. The remains of the nuclear-powered submarine were found five months later in more than 10,000 feet of water. The cause of the accident was believed to be an accidental torpedo battery activation or explosion. (Image: AP)

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 The Kursk suffered two powerful explosions and sank during naval manoeuvres in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. Most of the 118 crew members were killed instantly, but 23 men were able to flee to a rear compartment where they waited for help. After Russian submersibles failed to open the escape hatch for a week, Norwegian divers opened the hatch within hours, but all 23 men had suffocated. The accident was blamed on leaking torpedo fuel. (Image: AP)

The Kursk suffered two powerful explosions and sank during naval manoeuvres in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. Most of the 118 crew members were killed instantly, but 23 men were able to flee to a rear compartment where they waited for help. After Russian submersibles failed to open the escape hatch for a week, Norwegian divers opened the hatch within hours, but all 23 men had suffocated. The accident was blamed on leaking torpedo fuel. (Image: AP)

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 The British submarine HMS Thetis was conducting diving trials in Liverpool Bay in June 1939 when it flooded and sank, killing 99 of the 103 men on board. The crew kept the stern afloat for several hours, but only four managed to escape and avoid suffocation or drowning. (Image: AP)

The British submarine HMS Thetis was conducting diving trials in Liverpool Bay in June 1939 when it flooded and sank, killing 99 of the 103 men on board. The crew kept the stern afloat for several hours, but only four managed to escape and avoid suffocation or drowning. (Image: AP)

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 Chinese submarine No. 361 is docked in the northern port in Dalian, China. The Ming 361 diesel-powered submarine was found on April 25, 2003, in the Yellow Sea between Korea and Shandong Province, after a malfunction in the diesel engines during exercises had consumed the oxygen and suffocated all 70 men on board. (Image: CCTV via AP)

Chinese submarine No. 361 is docked in the northern port in Dalian, China. The Ming 361 diesel-powered submarine was found on April 25, 2003, in the Yellow Sea between Korea and Shandong Province, after a malfunction in the diesel engines during exercises had consumed the oxygen and suffocated all 70 men on board. (Image: CCTV via AP)

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 The S-4 submarine sank after being rammed by the Coast Guard destroyer USS Paulding off Provincetown, Mass, on December 17, 1927. The crew of 40 sailors died, including six who survived in the torpedo room for more than a day but ran out of oxygen as storms hampered rescue efforts. (Image: US Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)

The S-4 submarine sank after being rammed by the Coast Guard destroyer USS Paulding off Provincetown, Mass, on December 17, 1927. The crew of 40 sailors died, including six who survived in the torpedo room for more than a day but ran out of oxygen as storms hampered rescue efforts. (Image: US Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)

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 The USS Thresher sank on April 10, 1963, while conducting routine manoeuvres southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. The accident, which took the lives of all 129 men on-board, remains the deadliest peacetime submarine disaster in U.S. history. (Image: US Navy via AP, File)

The USS Thresher sank on April 10, 1963, while conducting routine manoeuvres southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. The accident, which took the lives of all 129 men on-board, remains the deadliest peacetime submarine disaster in U.S. history. (Image: US Navy via AP, File)