U.S.S. Thresher, SSN593, 10 April 1963

U.S.S. Thresher, SSN593, On Eternal Patrol; Lost April 10, 1963 with a crew of 129; Rest in Peace, Shipmates

U.S.S. Thresher, SSN593; On Eternal Patrol; Lost April 10, 1963 with a crew of 129; Rest in Peace, Shipmates


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  • Rummuser Apr 10, 2017

    Why shipmates? Were you ever on board?
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    • Mike Apr 10, 2017

      No I was never on board. It sank when I was 11 years old.

      Shipmate usually does apply to someone who served on the same vessel. However, it is also used as an honorific for sailors who have made the ultimate sacrifice and in some other general instances.

      The loss of the Thresher resulted in some operating restrictions for many of the boats built in the same time period. For instance, our test depth was restricted to about 1/3 of the original design.
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  • David Gunter Apr 11, 2017

    The families of the USS Thresher crew greatly appreciate your post. I am sharing it within our private Facebook Group.

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