USS Thresher (SSN 593)

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Twelve graduates of the Naval Academy in eight different classes were lost when USS Thresher (SSN 593) sank with all hands on April 10, 1963. The tragedy took the lives of 129 officers, crew, and shipyard workers. For further reading, see Wikipedia and the Thresher Roster of those aboard.

1946 Allen LB.jpg
Philip Allen
Class of 1946

LCDR, USN

Easthampton, Massachusetts

April 10, 1963 (39 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1950 Harvey LB.jpg
John Harvey
Class of 1950

LCDR, USN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 10, 1963 (35 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1950 Billings LB.jpg
John Billings
Class of 1950

LCDR, USN

Mineola, New York

April 10, 1963 (35 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1950 Krag LB.jpg
Robert Krag
Class of 1950

LCDR, USN

Minot, North Dakota

April 10, 1963 (35 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1953 DiNola LB.jpg
Michael DiNola
Class of 1953

LCDR, USN

New York City, New York

April 10, 1963 (33 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1954 Biederman LB.jpg
Robert Biederman
Class of 1954

LT, USN

Hartford, Connecticut

April 10, 1963 (32 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1956 Collier LB.jpg
Merrill Collier
Class of 1956

LT, USN

New Richmond, Ohio

April 10, 1963 (31 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1959 Parsons LB.jpg
Guy Parsons, Jr.
Class of 1959

LTJG, USN

White Plains, New York

April 10, 1963 (25 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1960 Babcock LB.jpg
Ronald Babcock
Class of 1960

LTJG, USN

Ord, Nebraska

April 10, 1963 (25 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1960 Henry LB.jpg
James Henry, Jr.
Class of 1960

LTJG, USN

Brooklyn, New York

April 10, 1963 (24 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1961 Grafton LB.jpg
John Grafton
Class of 1961

LTJG, USN

Jamesville, New York

April 10, 1963 (25 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine


1961 Wiley LB.jpg
John Wiley
Class of 1961

LT, USN

Altoona, Pennsylvania

April 10, 1963 (23 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine