In March 2008, a 66-year old mystery came to an end with the discovery of the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney, which had sunk with all 645 of her crew after a battle with a German raider in November 1941. The discovery of Sydney held special significance for the people of Australia, which was reflected by the fact that the prime minister personally announced the event, as well as the $4.2 million invested by the Australian government in this expedition. Sydney's discovery ended numerous conspiracy theories and brought closure to the surviving families of her crew, who spent so many decades wondering what happened in their loved ones' final hours. It is time to bring that sort of closure to the memory of the USS Scorpion (SSN-589).
Nobody Asked Me, But...Let's Resolve the Scorpion Mystery
By Lieutenant Joel I. Holwitt, U.S. Navy