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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 1200

May Thresher Base meeting @ Newick's Lobster House featuring slide presentation by Adventurer Ralph Wilbanks on locating the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley

If you've ever read a Clive Cussler novel then you know the type of life Adventurer, Ralph Wilbanks lives. Partnered with his close friend, Clive Cussler, Ralph and Clive discovered the location of the Confederate ship H.L. HUNLEY.


Come join us at the May Thresher Base Meeting, as Ralph Wilbanks will provide a very entertaining slide presentation, documenting his and Clive Cussler's pursuit for HUNLEY.


Date: Saturday, May 12th

Location: Newick's Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Road, Dover, NH.

Start time: 1200

Self-pay luncheon will be held immediately after the short meeting, during Ralph Wilbanks' presentation.


Due to the potential of a large turn-out, RSVP's are requested by Tuesday, May 8th. Please use the on-line RSVP form to register. Please fill out one RSVP form for yourself and one RSVP form for each of your guests.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1000

USS Manchester (LCS-14) Commissioning Ceremony

State Pier, NH State Port Authority

555 Market St, Portsmouth, NH

The USS Manchester (LCS-14) Commissioning Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 1000 on the State Pier, NH State Port Authority, 555 Market St., Portsmouth, NH


To request a US Navy formal invitation, please enter your email address and the day of the week on the following URL: This will open a form for you to enter your mailing address and the number of tickets requested. Note that when you receive your formal invitation, you must RSVP to obtain the event tickets needed for admission.


Shuttle buses will be utilized to transport attendees from a remote parking lot to the event. Stay tuned as the details are finalized.

Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 1000

Memorial Day Ceremony

Albacore Park Memorial Garden

Join with your fellow Thresher Base members, USS Albacore crew members and civilians from the Portsmouth community to commemorate the 47th National Commemoration of Memorial Day at the Albacore Park Memorial Garden, 600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH.










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