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USS THRESHER (SSN 593) MEMORIALS

- TOWN of KITTERY, MAINE

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
CONTACT US
Kittery Rotary AfterHours
Insignia: Thresher (SSN-593). Emblem adopted in 1960 and received in October of that year. It was accompanied with this description: The fish depicted in the subject insignia is a Thresher shark, which is characterized by a tail that is approximately one-half of its total length. The Thresher shark reportedly attacks its prey by flailing the long tail. The horizontal lines signify the deep diving capability of Thresher. The circles represent her sonar capability. 

The motto, 'Vis Tacita', describes the overall characteristics of the ship, 'Silent strength'.