Thursday, April 10, 2008

Links to the Past Atomic Submarine MissingThe Post-Standard, April 11, 1963

This day 45 years ago 1963: Submarine lost at sea

The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Thresher was lost at sea today during a deep-diving routine. Admiral George W. Anderson, chief of naval operations, determined that the vessel and her crew of 129 had sunk. "The Navy said an oil slick had been sighted – the traditional sign that a submarine has met disaster," reported The Post Standard on April 11, 1963. "The craft was missing some 220 miles east of Boston – in an area where the ocean is 8,400 feet deep. Underwater pressure at the depth makes rescue impossible, the Navy said, even if a submarine could survive the hydraulic force."

Links to the Past

Atomic Submarine Missing

The Post-Standard, April 11, 1963

129 Missing in Nuclear Sub

The Lima News, April 11, 1963

Hope Lost for Thresher; Search Continues

The Daily Times-News, April 11, 1963