By Jerome Preisler, Kenneth Sewell
40 years in the past, in may possibly 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion sank in mysterious conditions with a lack of ninety-nine lives. The tragedy happened through the top of the chilly warfare among the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and it by way of basically weeks the sinking of a Soviet sub close to Hawaii. Now in All palms Down, drawing on 1000s of hours of interviews, many with specific assets within the naval and intelligence groups, in addition to lately declassified usa and Soviet intelligence records, Kenneth Sewell and Jerome Preisler clarify what fairly occurred to Scorpion.
In January 1968, a U.S. intelligence send, USS Pueblo, was once seized by means of North Korea. between different goods, the North Koreans confiscated a priceless cryptographic unit that was once in a position to decoding the Navy's top-secret codes. Unknown to the army, a traitor named John Walker had began providing the Navy's codes to the KGB. as soon as the KGB obtained the crypto unit from the North Koreans, the Russians have been capable of learn hugely categorised naval communications.
In March, a Soviet sub, K-129, mysteriously sank close to Hawaii, thousands of miles from its general station within the Pacific. Soviet naval leaders mistakenly believed U.S. submarine used to be accountable for the loss, and so they deliberate revenge. A catch was once set: a number of Soviet vessels have been amassed within the Atlantic, appearing suspiciously. it'd be just a topic of time earlier than a U.S. sub used to be despatched to enquire. That sub was once Scorpion. utilizing the top-secret codes and the interpreting laptop, the Soviets may perhaps intercept and decode communique among the military and Scorpion, the ultimate aspect in conducting the deliberate attack.
All fingers Down exhibits how the Soviet plan used to be accomplished and explains why the reality of the assault has been formally denied for 40 years. Sewell and Preisler debunk a variety of authentic causes for the tragedy and convey to lifestyles the private tales of a few of the boys who have been misplaced while Scorpion went to the ground. This precise tale, eventually advised after exhaustive learn, is extra interesting than any novel.
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All Hands Down: The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion by Jerome Preisler, Kenneth Sewell