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USS THRESHER (SSN 593)

TOWN of KITTERY, MAINE - FLAG DEDICATION IN MEMORIAM - 50th

SILENT STRENGTH SPONSORS
PROJECT UPDATE - APR 10
IRENE J. HARVEY
MEMORIAL PARK - ALL
THE MEMORIAL PROJECT
Memorial Flag Project
THE THRESHER STORY
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS
COMMEMORATIVE DONORS
MEMENTOS
DONATIONS - PAYPAL
CONTACT US
NEWS-LINKS-TESTIMONIALS
MEMORIAL CIRCLE COMPLETE
THE FLAGPOLE
DEDICATION PLANS
THE CEREMONY

 On April 10th 1963, THRESHER was lost in the Gulf of Maine during a post-overhaul test dive along with the 129 gallant crew, officers, Shipyard employees, and civilian contractors. This tragic loss led directly to significant changes in the Navy’s submarine safety programs that have kept the nation’s submariners safe ever since.  The men of THRESHER are true Cold War American heroes whose sacrifice we honor.

The USS Thresher Memorial features a 129-foot flagpole at Kittery Memorial Circle, dedicated in a moving and magnificent ceremony on April 7th, 2013, for the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.  The flagpole height will serve as a permanent reminder of the 129 men who perished that morning, ensuring they will never be forgotten in the town where THRESHER was built and homeported.


UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - THRESHER


MAINE LEGISLATURE JOINT RESOLUTION

MAINE GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION


KITTERY TOWN COUNCIL RESOLUTION

WELLS TOWN COUNCIL PROCLAMATION

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH RESOLUTION

TOWN OF HAMPTON