Were any bodies recovered from the USS Thresher?
Its remains weren’t found until more than a year later, and the boat is never to be decommissioned, its sailors forever on “eternal patrol.” An official investigation following the sinking found a failed seawater pipe to be the cause.
Did the Soviets USS sunk the scorpion?
The USS Scorpion, a 99-man fast-attack submarine, sank in 1968, at a point when the Soviet navy was becoming more aggressive. The U.S. Navy’s court of inquiry decided that the Scorpion was sunk by its own hot-running torpedo, not an enemy vessel. But Offley’s research supports his theory that the Soviets sank the sub.
How many nuclear subs has America lost?
Nine nuclear submarines have sunk, either by accident or scuttling.
Who made the best submarines?
Japan built a huge one, I-400 Class, that could not dive very deep, but it cold carry three float planes that could have struck targets hundred of miles inland, just like cruse missiles do today. The US Navy’s “fleet” boats were the best submarines in service during the war.
What was the most deadly U boat?
The Most Successful U-boats
|1.||U-48||51 ships sunk (306,874 tons) 3 ships damaged (20,480 tons)|
|2.||U-103||45 ships sunk (237,596 tons) 3 ships damaged (28,158 tons)|
|3.||U-124||46 ships sunk (219,862 tons) 4 ships damaged (30,067 tons)|
|4.||U-123||42 ships sunk (218,813 tons) 6 ships damaged (53,568 tons)|
What was the most successful U boat in ww2?
What was the most successful British submarine in ww2?
She was the most successful British submarine by tonnage sunk between November 1942 and May 1943….HMS Splendid (P228)
|Laid down:||7 March 1941|
|Launched:||19 January 1942|
|Commissioned:||8 August 1942|
What was the largest German U boat?
first Type XB