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, September 17 @ 0900:

Submarine History Day at Albacore Park

The September meeting will be held at Albacore Park on September 17th starting at 0900 sharp. This meeting will be held immediately before the Submarine History Day festivities that are scheduled from 1000 - 1500.


Volunteers are requested to assist in manning the USSVI Thresher Base tent, and to help Albacore Park with event tear down. If you can volunteer, please email


Navy History Day Itinerary:

0900: USSVI Thresher Base Meeting including Tolling of the Bells Ceremony.

1000: Opening remarks (to be administered by either Captain Dave Hunt, Commander of PNS or guest lecturer from USS Constitution Museum)

1030: Film Festival commences in the Albacore museum space, Visitor’s Center

1100 - 1200: MudHook music performers

1200: Drill/firearms demonstration by 1812 Marines.

1300 - 1400: MudHook music performers

1400: Swearing in of new recruits into US Navy & USMC (either by Commander Gerosa, USS Constitution, or Captain Dave Hunt, Commander of PNS) followed by the cutting of the cake. Sea Cadets to provide Color Guard, & sing National Anthem.

1500: Event concludes. Exhibitors may begin break-down of exhibits if they choose – Film Festival continues to 5:00PM


Albacore Park is located at 600 Market St., Portsmouth, NH.


Saturday, November 19 @ 1200:

November Thresher Base Meeting @ TBD

 The November Thresher Base meeting will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ TBD.

Saturday, December 17 @ TBD:

Wreaths Across America Ceremony @ Albacore Park

The 2016 Wreaths Across America Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ Albacore Park. Start time and program details are TBD.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 1200:

January Threhser Base Meeting @ Newick's Lobster House

The January 2017 Thresher Base Meeting will be held at Newicks Seafood Restaurant on Saturday, January 21 starting at 1200.


Newicks Seafood Restaruant is located at 431 Dover Pt. Rd. Dover, NH




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