Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans


55th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service


Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 1300

R. W.  Traip Academy

12 Williams Avenue, Kittery, Maine


On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the 55th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service hosted by USSVI Thresher Base will be held at the R. W. Traip Academy Auditorium honoring the loss of 129 crew members, US Naval Submarine Officer Observers, and civilian support personnel aboard the USS Thresher during sea trials off the New England coast 55 years ago on April 10, 1963.


The memorial service will begin at 1300. The auditorium doors will open at 1100. Program details are found in the memorial service program.


This year will focus on the USS Thresher Former Crew members. In support, a prequel Q & A session running from 12:15 to 12:45 will be conducted  in the auditorium to help capture the memories of the men lost from the men who served with them.


To request an invitation or to obtain additional information regarding the event, email Thresher Base Commander Kevin Galeaz at or call 602.268-0420.



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