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USS Interference

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The USS Interference was a submarine for the United States Navy.

Background

In 2066 the U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser USS Ebon Atoll was accidentally sunk by the U.S. Navy Submarine USS Interference during the Anchorage Reclamation. The Interference mistook the Ebon Atoll for an enemy vessel and shot it with a nuclear torpedo killing all on board. It is one of the worst U.S. Navy disasters since World War II.

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This flag was recovered from the wreck of the U.S.S. Ebon Atoll, a U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser, sunk off the coast of Alaska in 2066 with all hands lost. The cutting edge vessel's loss was due to a nuclear torpedo strike from the U.S. Navy Submarine, the U.S.S. Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The submarine mistook the cruiser for an enemy vessel during radio silence and sunk it before obtaining vessel confirmation. This ranks as one of the most tragic disasters in U.S. Naval History since World War II.

Appearances

The USS Interference is mentioned only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

The USS Interference and the subsequent incident may be a reference to Interplay, which fired the entire Black Isle Studios staff in 2003 as the Interference torpedoed the Ebon Atoll and its crew.