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1Title:  The USS Thresher, lead boat in the Thresher class Add
 Summary:  The USS Thresher underway. The Thresher, the lead submarine in her class, was designed and built by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This was a change from earlier practice; lead boats for earlier nuclear-powered sub classes were constructed by Electric Boat. The Thresher was lost at sea on 10 April 1963 with 129 crew members and civilian specialists on board. The precise reason for the submarine's loss was never determined. A court of inquiry found the most likely cause was a seawater leak in the engine room that started a chain of events that led to a loss of propulsion power. 
 Source:  http://www.steelnavy.com/BWNssn593.htm 
 Reference:  Rockwell, Theodore. The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference. Lincoln, NE: IUniverse, 2002, pages 315-320. 
 Date:  circa 1961 
 Subject(s):  S5W | USS Thresher (SSN-593) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
 Format:  JPEG 
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