Remembering the Kursk
By Jennifer McDermott
Publication: The New London Day Published 08/13/2010
Retired Russian navy Capt. First Rank Dmitry Zubkov, foreground, and retired U.S. Navy Adm. Thomas Fargo place wreaths at a memorial for the 118 officers and crewmen who were aboard the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk when it exploded and sank in the Barents Sea on Aug. 12, 2000. The ceremony took place Thursday at the U.S. Naval Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton.
When Jon Warn learned of the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster a decade ago, he immediately envisioned the plight of its crew.
"You can't help but imagine yourself sitting at the bottom of the Barents Sea with no hope," said Warn, of Noank. "It's chilling."
After serving 21 years in the Navy, Warn could easily form that mental picture. So could his shipmates from the USS George Washington Carver (SSBN 656), who gathered in Groton Thursday for a reunion.
Thursday was also the 10th anniversary of the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster, and the reunion attendees felt it was important to honor the Russian sailors who served on the doomed vessel.
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