United States Submarine Veterans
Thresher Base was chartered on
November 15, 1989 to perpetuate
the memories and honor the legacy
of the 129 gallant men
lost aboard USS Thresher
on April 10, 1963
Thresher Base holds six regular meetings per year on the third Saturday of the months of January, March, May, July. September & November. Additionally, Thresher Base hosts a Memorial Day service at Albacore Park as well as the Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service, held on the Saturday closest to April 10.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 1200
May Thresher Base meeting @ Newick's Lobster House featuring slide presentation by Adventurer Ralph Wilbanks on locating the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley
If you've ever read a Clive Cussler novel then you know the type of life Adventurer, Ralph Wilbanks lives. Partnered with his close friend, Clive Cussler, Ralph and Clive discovered the location of the Confederate ship H.L. HUNLEY.
Come join us at the May Thresher Base Meeting, as Ralph Wilbanks will provide a very entertaining slide presentation, documenting his and Clive Cussler's pursuit for HUNLEY.
Date: Saturday, May 12th
Start time: 1200
Self-pay luncheon will be held immediately after the short meeting, during Ralph Wilbanks' presentation.
Due to the potential of a large turn-out, RSVP's are requested by Tuesday, May 8th. Please use the on-line RSVP form to register. Please fill out one RSVP form for yourself and one RSVP form for each of your guests.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1000
USS Manchester (LCS-14) Commissioning Ceremony
State Pier, NH State Port Authority
555 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
To request a US Navy formal invitation, please enter your email address and the day of the week on the following URL: http://www.ussmanchester.org/Update-Address. This will open a form for you to enter your mailing address and the number of tickets requested. Note that when you receive your formal invitation, you must RSVP to obtain the event tickets needed for admission.
Shuttle buses will be utilized to transport attendees from a remote parking lot to the event. Stay tuned as the details are finalized.
Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 1000
Memorial Day Ceremony
Albacore Park Memorial Garden
To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the
pursuit of their duties while serving their country.
That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a
constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments.
Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.
Realizing our Creed
49th USS Thresher Memorial Service
July 2012 Lobster Fest & Holland Club Induction
Honor & Respect
WWII Submarine Veterans at the 2009 Lobster Fest & Holland Club Induction Ceremony
Daniel Stacey Eagle Scout Court of Honor, 2011 Memorial Day Service @ Albacore Park