Thresher Base

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

Future Events

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.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 1830

USS Thresher, Loss & Legacy @ Hooksett Public Library

31 Mount St Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106

A presentation titled 'USS Thresher, Loss & Legacy' will be given by Thresher Base Commander Kevin Galeaz, NERD1 Commander Peter Koester & a USS Thresher Family member on Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ the Hooksett Public Library starting at 1830.


The Hooksett Public Library is located at 31 Mount St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH.


Please arrive ~1800 to help greet the public wearing your vests and ball caps if you have them.


From Rt. 3 north, turn right onto Campus Drive. Take the first left onto Mt. St. Mary's Way, over the speed bumps and past the former Covent building (now Condos).  Take the next left into the main parking area including spots for handicap plates in front of the building. Additional parking and

handicap access to the presentation room is located behind the building. Parking is also permitted along the side of University Way to the North of the library.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 1200

Joint Thresher Base & USS Maine Base Meeting @

Tin Tin Buffet

420 Alfred St. Suite 130, Biddeford, ME 04005

The March 2019 Thresher Base meeting will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019  jointly with USS Maine Base at the Tin Tin Buffet, 420 Alfred St #130, Biddeford, ME 04005.


Start time 1200.


Take Biddeford exit #32 off I-95 and keep to the left after passing through the toll booths. After making the left onto Alfred Road (Route 111), you will encounter three stop lights. At the third light, make a left into the 5 Points Shopping Center. The restaurant is all the way down next to Big Lots. There is plenty of parking. The lunch buffet is $7.95 and they offer over 200 food items. They also serve beer, wine, and cocktails.


There is a 10% Senior discount.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 1230

56th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service

R.W. Traip Academy

12 Williams Ave, Kittery, Maine

The 56th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service will be held on

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the R. W. Traip Academy,

12 Williams Avenue, Kittery, Maine.


The doors to the lobby will be open at 1100 to permit time for USS Thresher Family and Former Crew to socialize. The doors to the Auditorium will open at 1130.


At 1230, the USS Thresher Former Crew in attendance will assemble on stage to answer questions from the USS Thresher Family members regarding their loved ones in a segment titled

'Memories of the men lost, from the men who served with them".


At 1300, the memorial service will begin.


Invitations will be sent to USS Thresher Family & Former Crew on February 2, 2019. This year  you have the option to receive an electronic invitation instead of the formal mailed invitation. To RSVP, and to select your choice regarding opting out of the formal mailed invitation, please use the following link to the 56th USS Thresher Memorial Service RSVP Form.


USS Thresher Family & Former Crew are asked to RSVP by filling out one registration form for each member in your party who will be attending. The RSVP list will be used to create your name tag, and allow us to purchase an appropriate number of roses.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 1200

Thresher Base Meeting @ Newick's Lobster House

431 Dover Point Road, Dover, NH

The May Thresher Base meeting will be held at Newick's Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH


A self-pay luncheon will be offered.







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