Item #: SCP-2770
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: All ships must be prevented from approaching SCP- 2770. Instances of SCP-2770 are to be tracked by Mobile Task Force Gamma-6 ("Deep Feeders") via Foundation orbital assets and intercepted by Gamma-6 vessels. Anyone seen attempting interaction with SCP-2770-1 is to be detained before contact is made and administered Class-B amnestics.
Description: SCP-2770 is the designation of two seaborne anomalies.
SCP-2770-1 is a bright yellow life raft, carrying a human male that identifies itself as a member of the British Royal Navy. Its uniform, showing notable signs of degradation, is consistent with the standard British naval dress code circa 19██. It will manifest in the North Sea, defined as the area between Great Britain and Scandinavia. SCP-2770-1 has been recorded never going beyond the boundaries of the Shetland Isles, or farther south than the area of Norfolk, with the exception of ████████████. Its appearance on the water is instant, marked only by a sudden burst of radio white noise on most electronic equipment.
The life raft is too small to be reliably located by orbital imaging satellites, but its general location can be calculated by satellites equipped with thermal imaging, as water temperature drops by 3ºC in a 5km radius around SCP-2770-1.
Once manifested, SCP-2770-1 will wait until it obtains visual of an occupied vessel. It will try to gain the vessel's notice with several methods, including shouting, waving its arms, and using its uniform as a makeshift flag.
If it does not obtain the vessel's attention or is approached by a ship that does not intend rescue, it will be rapidly pulled underwater and not resurface for another 124 hours. However, if rescued, it will initiate a Boarding Event, and prompt the appearance of SCP-2770-2.
SCP-2770-2 is a submarine, measuring 42m in length. It shows signs of extreme disrepair, with a thick layer of rust and barnacles coating most of the hull. 20 to 60 seconds after SCP-2770-1 has been rescued, SCP-2770-2 will surface nearby SCP-2770-1's rescuing vessel at a speed far beyond the capability of any known submersible. After it has surfaced, the hatch on the submarine's conning tower will open. SCP-2770-1, 2770-2 and the rescuing vessel will all be pulled into the water by an unknown force at over 200 km/h, and disappear. There seems to be no upper limit to the size of the vessel that can be pulled underwater; 2770 is known to have taken ships with displacements in excess of 50,000 long tons.
After a Boarding Event, SCP-2770-1 will not appear for a minimum of 242 hours, with the length of its absence appearing to be linked to the size of the vessel taken.
SCP-2770 was first theorized to exist in 19██ after a string of unexplained ship vanishings, and its existence confirmed in 1941, when the Gamma-6 vessel Panama-7 observed it interact with a fishing trawler.
However, it is believed that SCP-2770 has been active since at least 1███, due to a report published by a British newspaper from the same year.
After containment implementation, Gamma-6 has prevented over ███ possible Boarding Events, with the average length between failures to intercept SCP-2770-1 currently at a tolerable level. A log of ships known to have experienced Boarding Events will now follow:
|Fishing Trawler||January 1, 1941|
|Fishing Trawler||January 19, 1941|
|Schooner||February 11, 1941|
|Oil Tanker||March 8, 1943|
|Submarine||December 25, 1943|
|Submarine||January 25, 1944|
|Destroyer||February 29, 1944|
|Troop Transport||October 3, 1945|
|Troop Transport||November 15, 1952|
|Fishing Trawler||September 9, 1961|
|Cargo Ship||April 1, 1963|
|Cargo Ship||March 22, 1966|
|Cargo Ship||June 18, 1973|
|Yacht||April 30, 1981|
|Luxury Liner||August 3, 1994|
|Gunboat||April 30, 199█|
|Whaling Ship||July 4, 20██|
|Whaling Ship||November 17, 20██|
|Foundation Vessel||██████ ██, ████|
All ships stricken from naval records and necessary disinformation campaigns enacted.