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.

  • 51st Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service

    On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the 51st 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 50 years ago on April 10, 1963.


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


    Email your RSVP with the names in your party to Thresher Base Commander Kevin Galeaz  by email at or by phone 603.268.0420.


    Name-tags will be made up for all USS Thresher family and former crew members identified in the RSVPs.


    To request an invitation or to obtain additional information regarding the event, email Thresher Base Commander Kevin Galeaz at or phone 603.785.6464.

  • USSVI Groton Base's

    SubVets 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Come celebrate the USSVI Groton Base 50th Anniversary Weekend where it all started. Groton Base “First and Finest”, is proud to host the eleventh annual SUBVETS Anniversary Weekend. It will be held in the “Submarine Capital of the World”, Groton CT, 01-03 May 2014. This event is a great opportunity for all Submariners to come back to where we all got started, to see the advances we have made in Submarine technology, and to perpetuate the memories of all Submariners.


    The schedule is as follows:


    Thursday, May 1

    0800: Scholarship Golf Tournament

    1130: Subvets Luncheon at Clubhouse


    Friday, May 2

    0830: Return to Submarine School.

    1800: Welcome Aboard Reception


    Saturday, May 3

    0900: Submarine Tour

    1300: Tolling of the Boats


    Sunday, May 4

    1730: Anniversary Banquet Dinner Dance


    Registration is required by April 15th. Download the registration form for additional event details and costs.

  • Memorial Day Service @ Albacore Park

    Join with your Thresher Base brothers and members of the Friends of Albacore on Monday, 26 May 2014 @ 1000 to remember those  who gave the supreme sacrifice  while serving in the United States Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force & Coast Guard.


  • Kittery Memorial Park / Circle of Honor Dedication

    Thresher Memorial Planning Group has sent a request for approval to conduct the dedication ceremony of Kittery’s Memorial Park, adjacent to Town Hall at 200 Rogers Road, on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day holiday 2014) at 1000 to the Town Council for its April 16th Regular meeting agenda.


    Anticipate a formal cornerstone laying ceremony to be conducted by the Grand Lodge of Maine, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), for the USS Thresher monument and Circle of Honor Courtyard.  A time-honored stately and dignified tradition, their service honors the Masons lost on the Thresher and acknowledges the great many who built and worked on her.


    Final details will be promulgated as soon as they have been confirmed.

  • May 2014 Thresher Base Meeting

    The May 2014 meeting will be held on Saturday, May 17th @ 1200 at Newick's Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Rd., Dover, NH. A map with Google Maps directions are available via the link above.

  • July 2014 Thresher Base Holland Club Induction & WWII SubVet Lobster Bake

    The July 2014 WWII SubVet & Thresher Base Lobster Fest & Holland Club Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 1200 at the Raymond E. Walton American Legion Post 70, 169 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH.


    The following Thresher Base members will be inducted into the Holland Club:

    Richard J. Blatchford,

    Larry S. Goelz,

    Maurice R. Goodson, Jr,

    Larry LeRonn Leppard,

    Vincent T. Mahany

    George F. Thomas



    Reservations with meal selection & payment are required by Friday, July 11.


    Download the Lobster Bake Menu Selection Order Form. Fill out the form with your menu selections, print and mail with a check made out to USSVI Thresher Base to:


    Thresher Base Secretary Frank Hood

    5 Kessler Farm Drive, Apt 165

    Nashua, NH 03063-0714


    For additional event information, contact Frank at or by phone at 603.772.3272.



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