Thresher remembered

From Arlington National Cemetery, where the new USS Thresher Memorial was dedicated last week:

(U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)

A new memorial at Arlington National Cemetery commemorates the service and sacrifice of the crew of the USS Thresher (SSN-593), the world’s most technologically advanced nuclear-powered submarine of its day. On April 10, 1963, Thresher sank during deep-diving tests off the coast of Massachusetts, killing all 129 personnel aboard: 16 officers, 96 enlisted sailors, and 17 civilian technicians. It was the deadliest accident in submarine history, leading the Navy to establish the SUBSAFE Submarine Safety Program.

Loss of the Thresher by A. L. Karafylakis NH 86731-KN

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