Have a look at the debris field around the Scorpion wreck itself:
Note the right side of the field, the stern section of the wreck, where the tail has telescoped into
the aft machinery spaces. In the process, it ejected the propeller and shaft, lying forward of the tail section in the field. The operations compartment has shattered, and the sail lies off to the upper left of the debris field, and the bow in the lower left. Here's another look at the stern section of the wreckage:
Now, if the Scorpion was attacked by a torpedo that shattered the operations compartment, how would the forces of an internal explosion drive the tail section forward
into the machinery spaces??
Captain, I canna change the Laws of Physics