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The Thresher disaster the most tragic dive in submarine history by John Bentley

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Published by New English Library in London .
Written in English


  • Thresher (Ship)

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementJohn Bentley.
LC ClassificationsVA65.T47 B46 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination[12], 372 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4939900M
ISBN 100450025896
LC Control Number76367214

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  The nuclear submarine Thresher was said to be America’s best. Then tragedy struck. The sinking killed men and became history’s deadliest submarine : Michael Ruane. For a non-fiction book, this was SO easy to get through. Especially after seeing almost no ratings and reviews for it on Goodreads. The disaster that the book is focused on is SUPER intense to read, but aside from the meaty "action" it's a tragedy, so I feel dirty using the word action here) bits, the story is entertaining through because of the commentary on the disaster. I learned a /5. Thresher is the newest deep sea creature novel by Michael Cole, and because of this book, I would love to check out his other deep sea thrillers. Check out the rest of my review here! /5.   Incredibly, more than a half-century later, details of the Thresher disaster remain poorly understood. Its shattered hull resides at the bottom of 8, .

  On Ap , the USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire hundred and twenty-nine sailors . On Ap , the nuclear-powered killer sub Thresher, on a test dive off the Maine Continental shelf, encountered an as yet unspecified disaster and sank with 12 officers, 96 enlisted men and 21 ""observers"" aboard. It was the worst submarine loss in history. Even today the Navy keeps under wraps much so-called classified information that might lead to some kind of voracious explanation.   Aftermath Appendices A. An announcement that the Thresher is "overdue and presumed missing." B. The first press briefing of the Thresher disaster C. Death certificate for the Navymen and Civilians aboard the Thresher on Ap D. Report of the Thresher Court of Inquiry E. Statement announcing the finding of the Thresher's remains : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.   It has now been 55 years since the USS Thresher (SSN) sank east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during a routine test dive—the first nuclear-submarine disaster and, in lives lost, the worst. Lessons were learned and improvements made—but the Navy has yet to declassify important documents on the loss of the world’s most advanced submarine.

According to Norman Polmar's book "The Death of the USS Thresher," the Italian-built vessel "was the world's only manned vehicle that could penetrate the 8,feet depths.".   In John Bentley’s book “The Thresher Disaster,” fellow Navy officer Raymond McCoole remembered that Harvey was quite proud of his football days. He wore his old jersey number 67 on his sweater and “had some good action photos of himself which he cherished.”. The Thresher, top right, sank on Ap All men on board were killed, and it remains the world’s worst submarine disaster. Top left, a view of the sonar dome wreckage and above, a view of the sub’s upper rudder. 20 Navy Times April 8, What sank the Thresher the Thresher’s sinking and that it was most likely that a piping File Size: KB.   Fifty-one years ago today, on the morning of 10 April , USS THRESHER (SSN), less than two years old and the lead boat in a new class of nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarines, began deep-diving tests about miles to the east of Cape Cod, MA. The submarine-rescue ship USS SKYLARK (ASR) stood by overhead. At SKYLARK received a garbled transmission over the .