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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