Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


This page features views of wreckage from USS Thresher, on the sea floor some 220 miles east of Cape Cod.

Additioanal images of USS Thresher


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Photo #: NH 97560

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Mosaic of the sail. The conning station is at Arrow (1), upside down with the leading edge to the left in this photograph. The sail planes (2) are completely reversed. Below the sail is a torpedo shutter door (3). An air bottle is at (4) ... . Actuating gear for torpedo shutter door (5)."
Quoted text is from the caption released with the original image, which was received by the Naval Photographic Center in December 1966.
View shows the starboard side of the sail. See Photo # NH 97544 for a view of this side of the sail taken prior to Thresher's loss.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97559

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Starboard side of the USS Thresher sail with portions of the hull number '593' visible." Photographed from a deep-sea vehicle deployed from USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11).
The original photograph bears the date October 1964. Quoted text is from the caption released with that print.
See Photo # NH 97544 for a view of the starboard side of the sail, with hull numbers, taken prior to Thresher's loss.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97561

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"High pressure air flask and other debris on the ocean floor in the vicinity of the USS Thresher."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, is undated. It shows an area of wreckage next to the top of the submarine's sail. See Photo # NH 97560 for a view also showing the features seen here.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97557

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


Overhead view of Thresher's upper rudder, photographed from a deep-sea vehicle deployed from USNS Mizar (T-AGOR-11). The view shows draft markings on the rudder side and a navigation light at its top.
The original photograph bears the date October 1964. Thresher was lost on 10 April 1963.

See Photo # NH 97546 for a view of this rudder taken prior to the submarine's loss.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97558

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Draft markings on the topside rudder of Thresher. Part of the port stern plane of the sunken sub can be seen in the foreground. The bit of line on the right is connected to the underwater camera-magnetometer sled towed by USNS Mizar."
The original photograph bears the date October 1964. Quoted text is from the caption released with that print.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97562

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Sonar Dome -- A section of a sonar dome from the bow of a Thresher class submarine photographed August 24 during the second series of dives by the bathyscaph Trieste. The bathyscaph has completed 10 dives some 220 miles east of Cape Cod where the nuclear powered submarine Thresher sank April 10."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, was released on 5 September 1963.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97563

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Sonar Dome -- An external portion of a sonar dome used exclusively in Thresher class submarines was photographed by the bathyscaph Trieste August 24 during the second series of dives in the area where the nuclear powered submarine Thresher sank April 10."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, was released on 5 September 1963.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97564

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"A fragment of the anchor from the USS Thresher located near the wreckage."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, is undated.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97565

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Insulation -- Rockwool thermal insulation photographed August 24 during the bathyscaph Trieste's second series of dives some 220 miles east of Cape Cod where USS Thresher sank April 10. This type of insulation is used in all U.S. submarines."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, was released on 5 September 1963.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97566

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"Photographs taken by Conrad, Lamont Laboratory's research ship, on 14 June 1963 in the USS Thresher search area.
An air bottle similar to that carried aboard Navy ships. The diagonal lines and the ball in the center of the picture is part of the lighting system for the underwater camera."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, was released on 19 June 1963.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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Photo #: NH 97567

Wreck of USS Thresher (SSN-593)


"An internal watertight submarine door photographed August 24 during the bathyscaph Trieste's second series of dives some 220 miles east of Cape Cod where the nuclear powered submarine Thresher sank April 10, 1963."
The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, was released on 5 September 1963.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the NHHC.

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