TERM LECTURES

FALL 2021

“Tracking the Loss of the USS Scorpion (SSN-589)”

Thursday, Nov. 4 • 3-4:30 pm
Steve Frasher
Ringling College Museum Campus (Masks Required)

Was the Soviet Union responsible for the loss of the USS Scorpion? Join this interesting discussion, led by Submarine Commander Steve Frasher, and discover what documents have been released and how the puzzle pieces indicate that the loss was possibly a Soviet Union payback scheme against the United States. This discussion includes some background in the development of the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Program, as well as the original blame for the loss of the Scorpion before the underwater pictures were released. The discussion will also delve into the extreme damage to the US Navy as a result of the Anthony Walker spy ring.

Steve Frasher


Steve Frasher graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1970 and was accepted into the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. His submarine experience includes new construction engineer for the USS New York City (SSN-696), the Executive Officer on the USS Skate (SSN-578) and the Commanding Officer of the USS Permit (SSN-594). He served as Submarine Operations Officer during the Gulf War attack on Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Oversight in Cairo, Egypt, where he retired from the Navy in 1995. He worked in FMS as a civilian until retirement.

Free to Gold Members (pre-registration required); $15 Silver Members & General Admission
No refunds. For information or to register, call 941-309-5111.

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