A beautiful hand-painted 1.75 inch brass coin honoring the men of the USS Scorpion SSN 589, one of the only two peace time submarines lost at sea...
The USS Scorpion SSN 589
On 22 May, 1968 while 400 miles southwest of the Azores Islands. Scorpion's wreckage was discovered in some 10,000 feet of water.
The formal report on the loss of Scorpion was made public in 1998. A very detailed article concerning her loss was published in the July, 1998 issue of Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute.
Ninety nine men lost, no survivors.
The back of the coin shows the USS Scorpion. The following verse from the US Navy Hymn is also on the back:
Navy Hymn for Submariners
"Bless those who served beneath the deep,
Through the lonely hours the vigil they had to keep,
May eternal peace their mission ever be,
Bless each one we ask of thee,
Comfort those who at home who waited and prayed,
For their return night and day.
Sailor, rest your oars"
These coins are designed and only available from me. Would make an excellent addition to your collection or for your favorite sailor!
OPTIONAL: Our Air-Tite acrylic cases provide the ultimate long-term protection for your coin. They are made of crystal clear, hard Acrylic and will never yellow over time; the foam rings are made of Volara and both are free of PVC that could damage your coin.