The USS Ebon Atoll was a state of the art missile cruiser for the United States Navy.
In 2066, the USS Ebon Atoll was accidentally sunk by the U.S. Navy submarine USS Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The Interference mistook the Ebon Atoll for an enemy vessel during radio silence and shot it before obtaining visual confirmation with a nuclear torpedo killing all on board. It is one of the worst U.S. Navy disasters since World War II.
Museum of History placard
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.
- The flag of the Ebon Atoll, which was recovered from the wreckage, is on display at the Museum of Technology.
The USS Ebon Atoll is mentioned only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenes
The USS Ebon Atoll and the subsequent incident may be a reference to Black Isle Studios and its dismissal by Interplay (Interference). Ebon means something made of ebony or black in color, and an atoll is a name for a small coral island.