Event Summary

Thresher, America�s most advanced submarine, sinks

Date

April 1963

Description

Nuclear submarine USS Thresher, America�s most advanced submarine, sinks off Cape Cod during a training exercise; all 129 officers, crew and civilians on board are lost. Faulty pipe blamed for the disaster

Timeline 1

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Timeline 2

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Record ID

818