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, April 13, 2019 @ 1210
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,
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 1210, 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.
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