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USS THRESHER (SSN 593) MEMORIALS

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USS THRESHER MEMORIALS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
PROJECT UPDATES
THE THRESHER STORY
Insignia
The Tragedy
Forever on Patrol
SUBSAFE
Lost (by Name)
IRENE J. HARVEY
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS
COMMEMORATIVE DONORS
SILENT STRENGTH SPONSORS
MEMENTOS
NEWS & TESTIMONIALS
MEMORIAL PARK - DEDICATED
MEMORIAL CIRCLE COMPLETE
THE FLAGPOLE
DEDICATION PLANS
THE CEREMONY
LINKS
DONATIONS
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USS Thresher SSN 593

The second USS Thresher (SSN-593) was the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered attack submarines in the United States Navy. Her loss at sea during deep-diving tests in 1963 is often considered a watershed event in the implementation of the rigorous submarine safety program SUBSAFE.

 

The contract to build Thresher was awarded to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on 15 January 1958, and her keel was laid on 28 May 1958. She was launched on 9 July 1960, sponsored by Mrs. Frederick B. Warder (wife of the famous Pacific War skipper), and commissioned on 3 August 1961, Commander Dean L. Axene commanding.
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