In 259, he led the Roman fleet in the capture of Aleria and then Corsica, but failed against Olbia in Sardinia. The Fasti Triumphales record that he was awarded a triumph, but two other inscriptions on his career don't mention it.
He later dedicated a temple to the Tempestates, locating it near the Porta Capena.
Another Lucius Cornelius Scipio was a son of Scipio Africanus Major. He was captured in 192 BC by Antiochus III but released sometime before the Battle of Magnesia in 190. (The accounts of this episode are confused.) His father's secretary, a Gaius Cicereius, helped him win a praetorship in 174.