Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans


60th Annual USS Thresher Memorial Service


Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 1300

R. W.  Traip Academy

12 Williams Avenue, Kittery, Maine


On Saturday, April 15, 2023, the 60th 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 60 years ago on April 10, 1963.


The memorial service will begin at 1300. The auditorium doors will open at 1100. The foyer area including the hallway for the storyboards will open at 1000.


If former crew who attend are feeling up to it a prequel Q & A session running from 12:15 to 12:45 will be conducted  in the auditorium to help capture the memories of the men lost from the men who served with them.


To request an invitation or to obtain additional information regarding the event, email Thresher Base Memorial Service Planning Committee Chairmam Kevin Galeaz at or call 603.210.5002.



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