By Kenneth Sewell,Jerome Preisler
In January 1968, a U.S. intelligence send, USS Pueblo, used to be seized by means of North Korea. between different goods, the North Koreans confiscated a helpful cryptographic unit that was once in a position to decoding the Navy's top-secret codes. Unknown to the military, a traitor named John Walker had started offering the Navy's codes to the KGB. as soon as the KGB received the crypto unit from the North Koreans, the Russians have been capable of learn hugely categorized naval communications.
In March, a Soviet sub, K-129, mysteriously sank close to Hawaii, thousands of miles from its basic station within the Pacific. Soviet naval leaders mistakenly believed U.S. submarine used to be in charge for the loss, and so they deliberate revenge. A capture used to be set: numerous Soviet vessels have been accrued within the Atlantic, performing suspiciously. it might be just a topic of time prior to a U.S. sub was once despatched to enquire. That sub used to be Scorpion. utilizing the top-secret codes and the decoding laptop, the Soviets may possibly intercept and decode verbal exchange among the army and Scorpion, the ultimate aspect in engaging in the deliberate assault.
All palms Down indicates how the Soviet plan was once done and explains why the reality of the assault has been formally denied for 40 years. Sewell and Preisler debunk a variety of professional factors for the tragedy and produce to lifestyles the non-public tales of a few of the lads who have been misplaced whilst Scorpion went to the ground. This precise tale, ultimately 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 Kenneth Sewell,Jerome Preisler