Thanks. And you are quite welcome.
How dare you try and downplay the WOW&WOE FACTOR of your own post! This is what I was hoping for. An assemblage of any type of nuclear accidents, broken arrows or whatever, that would be interesting. I had no idea of any of Russia's broken arrows! Of course I should have known since they gave us the Chernobyly Disaster.
In fact it has led me on a journey of interesting discoveries replete with pictures and video.
I cannot find any references regarding this telling and tantalizing tidbit thrown out of yours that is radiating a high intensity of mystique...
and the suspenseful curiosity is killing me. LOLI won't go into the stupidity of the Russian government scuttling of nuclear reactors in the waters off their Siberian coast.
One good turn deserves another thank you for your quite interesting post. Though sobering it is.[/quote]
I was in the Atlantic Fleet in USS Caron (DD 970) when the Yankee K-219 was lost with 15 (not 16 SLBMs) aboard in the Atlantic. I'm not certain if there were any nuclear tipped torpedoes aboard but it wouldn't surprise me. There's actually a good write-up about the boat and his sinking in Wikipedia.
He lies on the bottom in about 3,000 fathoms (18,000 feet) of water.
K-278, the prototype "Mike" class SSN was lost in the Barents Sea in 1989 with 2 nuclear torpedoes aboard.
Again there is a Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_su ... omsomolets
Other boats have been lost as well, the Golf (K-129) that Glomar Explorer partially salvaged had 3 SLBMs aboard and perhaps 2 nuclear torpedoes.
To my knowledge what was recovered is still classified well above Top Secret (Codeword material.) I don't know if any of the missiles or torps were recovered.