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SSN-593 USS Thresher tragedy

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It was on this day in 1963 that the submarine Thresher was lost. She had sailed out of Portsmouth naval ship yard ( which is actually in Kittery ME ) for tests, and during a dive was lost with all hands, both navy and civilian.

 

 I was only in third grade when it happened but one of my class mates I knew lost his father. To this day I remember his mom coming to take him out of school. Funny what your mind remembers.

 

It seems every year tragedies like this are more and more forgotten so I was hoping we could take a moment and remember all the brave souls we lost that day.

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Thanks for the reminder @jbmaine. The Thresher loss was a few years before I was born but I recall learning about it while working for the local paper, covering the memorial held at the shipyard in '05.  Wiki article notes it was the "deadliest submarine disaster ever." Wikipedia is a great resource for reading (and re-reading) about historic events like this. There are so many of them, far too many details to remember, but so important to remember.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)

 

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