Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans


Thresher Base Members

Who We Are

USSVI Thresher Base Founding

Thresher Base was founded on November 15, 1989 in Portsmouth, NH to perpetuate the memories of the men lost aboard USS Thresher.


Thresher Base founding members include David Cahill, Roy Pierce & Herm Stolzenburg.

USSVI National Convention Host

Thresher Base hosted the annual USSVI National Convention the fall of 1994 at the Sheraton Hotel, Portsmouth, NH.

Member Statistics

Thresher Base consists of 132 Submarine Qualified members and 6 Associate members.


Whether currently Active, Retired, Reserve or a Honorably discharged Submarine Veteran, we all were and some still are members of the elite underseas fighting force of the United States Navy.


The Submarine Qualification date of our members varies from 1945 to 2004, with one of our members, Bill Tebo, having qualified during WWII. Bill also served aboard the surrendered German U-Boat U-2513.


One our members, Captan Daniel Riess, is currently serving as Commander, Submarine Squadron TWO at PNS. 


Our members ranks are shown in the table below:


The rates for our enlisted members are shown in the table below:


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