Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) USSR 's numerical superiority over United States in submarines outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Soviet submarine capability and accident rate examined; related statistics listed on screen. Implications of information gathered from CIA documents on USSR submarine accidents considered. [Soviet submarine expert Commander Roy CORLETT (ret.) - believes more accidents occur than are known about.] Specific nuclear accidents aboard USSR submarines and death tolls reviewed; films shown. [Admiral Anthony WHETSTONE (ret.) - accuses USSR of neglecting safety.] United States Navy's official stance on safety mentioned; losses of Thresher and Scorpion in 1960s recalled. [CORLETT - notes USSR doesn't hesitate to experiment, regardless of cost.]
REPORTER: Bill Lynch
- Lynch, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.