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.

  • September 1st - 7th: USSVI Golden Anniversary Convention in San Francisco

    United States Submarines Veterans 50th National Convention will be held Monday, September 1st to Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency Hotel.

     

    See the following links for details and registration forms:

    Convention Website

    Convention Schedule

    Convention Registration Form

    Current List Of Attendees

  • September 20th: Albacore Park Submarine History Day & Thresher Base Meeting

    The September 2014 meeting will be held on Saturday, September 20th @ 1030 at Albacore Park, 600 Market St., Portsmouth, NH in support of Albacore Park's Submarine History Day featuring the life of VADM Charles (Swede)  Momsen.

     

    Plan of the Day: (Volunteers needed, please contact  Thresher Base Commander Kevin Galeaz if you can help.)

    0900: Tent setup detail

    0930-1500: Man Thresher Base tent, recruit new members, promote and publicize Thresher Base's charter and annual USS Thresher Memorial Service, answer questions from the general public & assist Albacore Park as needed.

    1030: Thresher Base meeting with Tolling of the Bells ceremony conducted jointly with members of Marblehead Base under the main event tent.

    1130: Speech by Helen Hart Momsen (VADM Momsen's Granddaughter)

    1300: Book signings

    1330-1500: Performance by Great Bay Sailor folk band.

    1500: Tent removal detail.

     

    Pre-made to order sandwiches from Moe’s Italian Sandwiches will be sold by John Maier, Director, Albacore Park. If you are sure you will be attending and want a sandwich, please review Moe’s online menu with prices at http://www.moesitaliansandwiches.com/menu/. Contact Acting Secretary John McArdle at pfdchief@comcast.net or by phone at 603-382-9917 with your order no later than Saturday, September 13th. Please keep in mind that our host, Albacore Park is covering the order cost, and they will need reimbursement from each of you at the event.

  • November 15th: Thresher Base Meeting at Flag Hill Winery & Distillery

    The November Thresher Base meeting will be held on November 15, 2014 at Flag Hill Winery & Distillery, 297 North River Road (Route 155), Lee, NH. The meeting will start at 1200 with an optional luncheon immediately following.

     

    The menu options and reservations details will be published as soon as they have been finalized.

     

    Flag Hill is owned and managed by long time Thresher Base member & entrepreneur Frank Reinhold Jr..

  • December 13th: National Wreaths Across America

    Day Memorial Service at Albacore Park

    Details are TBD for the National Wreaths Across America
    Day Memorial Service at Albacore Park.

     

    See: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ for information on the National event.

  • January 17, 2015: Thresher Base Meeting at Newicks Lobster House

    The January 2015 meeting will be held on January 17, 2015 at Newicks Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd, Dover, NH. The meeting will start at noon, with an optional self-ordered luncheon to follow.

     

    As with all Thresher Base events, wives, significant others, friends and potential new members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • March 21, 2015: Thresher Base Meeting at Newicks Lobster House

    The March 2015 meeting will be held on March 21, 2015 at Newicks Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd, Dover, NH. The meeting will start at noon, with an optional self-ordered luncheon to follow.

     

    As with all Thresher Base events, wives, significant others, friends and potential new members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • April 11, 2015 (tentative planning date): 52nd Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service at R.W. Traip Academy

    On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the 52nd 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 52 years ago on April 10, 1963.

     

    The memorial service will begin at 1300. The auditorium doors will open at 1130.

     

    The April 11, 2015 date is tentative pending approval from R.W. Traip Academy Principle and the Kittery School Department Superintendent.

  • May 16, 2015: Thresher Base Meeting at Newicks Lobster House

    The May 2015 meeting will be held on May 16, 2015 at Newicks Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd, Dover, NH. The meeting will start at noon, with an optional self-ordered luncheon to follow.

     

    As with all Thresher Base events, wives, significant others, friends and potential new members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

 

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