USS THRESHER (SSN 593) MEMORIALS
          KITTERY, MAINE

On April 10th 1963, USS THRESHER (SSN 593) was lost in the Gulf of Maine during a post-overhaul test dive along with the 129 gallant crew, officers, Shipyard employees, and civilian contractors.  This tragic loss led directly to significant changes in the Navy’s submarine safety programs that have kept the nation’s submariners safe ever since. 
The men of THRESHER are true Cold War American heroes whose sacrifice we honor.
 
The USS Thresher Memorials in Kittery, Maine include:
 
The Thresher Memorial Flagpole at Kittery Memorial Circle.  The flagpole’s 129-foot height represents one foot for each of the 129 men who perished.
 
The Thresher Monument, Courtyard and Circle of Honor in Kittery Memorial Park, located just east of Memorial Circle on Rogers Road.
 
The effort to install the memorials was spearheaded by the Thresher Memorial Project Group, founded in 2011 and comprised of local civic leaders, Thresher family and crew members, submarine veterans, residents and other private citizens.  The memorials were dedicated in 2013 and 2014, and are now maintained by the Town of Kittery.
USS Thresher Memorials Website
The Memorials
Thresher Memorials Calendar of Events
USS THRESHER (SSN 593)
Project Updates,
News & Events
The Thresher Story
Irene J. Harvey
Washington Navy Yard
Major Contributors
Commemorative Donors
THRESHER Memorial Flagpole
"Silent Strength" Sponsors
Mementos
News & Testimonials (Archives)
Kittery Rotary After-Hours Club is proud to sponsor and administer the Website and Facebook Page for Kittery's Thresher Memorials.  Please use the menu on the left, or visit these links for more info:
Memorial Park Dedication
Memorial Circle Completion
THRESHER Monument,
Kittery Memorial Park
The Flagpole
 USS THRESHER (SSN 593) Memorials - Town of Kittery, Maine - Website
Dedication Plans
Thresher Flagpole Memorial Facebook Page
The Ceremony
Links
53rd Annual Memorial Service, Kittery, Maine (on Facebook)                  
Donations
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