Wednesday, April 10, 1963: USS Thresher

Some 220 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the nuclear submarine USS Thresher sinks, killing all 129 aboard. The accident occurred after the submarine lost power and dropped to the ocean floor, breaking apart from the deep-sea pressure.

Photo from the U.S. Navy. Caption reads, "Overhead view of Thresher's upper rudder, photographed from a deep-sea vehicle ... The view shows draft markings on the rudder side and a navigation light at its top. The original photograph bears the date October 1964."
* Entry from Naval History & Heritage Command: @
* Entry from "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships": @
* "What Really Happened to the Thresher (Popular Science, February 1964): @
* "USS Thresher (SSN-593) 3 August 1961 - 10 April 1963" (Proceedings magazine, March 1964): @
* "50 years later, a look at what really sank the Thresher" (Navy Times, April 2013): @
* thresherbase.org: @
* threshermemorial.org: @
* Photos of crew (from oneternalpatrol.com): @
* "Thresher Loss" (Navy video): @ 

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