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USS Thresher in Photos

Photos of USS Thresher.

A section of sonar dome from USS Thresher photographed August 24 during the second series of dives by the bathyscaph Trieste. Naval Institute Archives

A section of sonar dome from USS Thresher photographed August 24 during the second series of dives by the bathyscaph Trieste. Naval Institute Archives

Close-up of pipe showing markings proving positive identification. Inscription on pipe reads 593 Boat which is Thresher’s number. Naval Institute Archives

Close-up of pipe showing markings proving positive identification. Inscription on pipe reads 593 Boat which is Thresher’s number. Naval Institute Archives

Thresher wreckage

Thresher wreckage

Capt. F.A. Andrews, USN, Search Commander, coming off of USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30). Naval Institute Archives

Capt. F.A. Andrews, USN, Search Commander, coming off of USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30). Naval Institute Archives

Treiste surfaced. Blowing water out entrance changer to permit observers and pilot to climb out. Naval Institute Archives

Treiste surfaced. Blowing water out entrance changer to permit observers and pilot to climb out. Naval Institute Archives

Preparing to enter the Trieste for one of its many dives are, left to right: Lt. Cmdr. Dalton James, MC, USN; Cmdr. J.W. Davies, Oceanographic Programs Officer at the Naval Electrical Laboratory; and Lt. Cmdr. Don Keach, USN, Officer in Charge of the Trieste. Personnel were changed on various dives. Naval Institute Archives

Preparing to enter the Trieste for one of its many dives are, left to right: Lt. Cmdr. Dalton James, MC, USN; Cmdr. J.W. Davies, Oceanographic Programs Officer at the Naval Electrical Laboratory; and Lt. Cmdr. Don Keach, USN, Officer in Charge of the Trieste. Personnel were changed on various dives. Naval Institute Archives

John Houchen, left, and N.D. Smith, SOS2(SS), on right, divers attached to the Trieste, going overboard to inspect the hull and attach equipment. Naval Institute Archives

John Houchen, left, and N.D. Smith, SOS2(SS), on right, divers attached to the Trieste, going overboard to inspect the hull and attach equipment. Naval Institute Archives

Wreckage from the Thresher. Naval Institute Archives

Wreckage from the Thresher. Naval Institute Archives

Mrs John W. Harris, widow of Lt. Cmdr. John W. Harvey, skipper USS Thresher, Rear Adm. Robert W. Cavenagh, Commandant 4th Naval Dist., Son, Bruce Harvey, 9 yrs. Naval Institute Archives

Mrs John W. Harris, widow of Lt. Cmdr. John W. Harvey, skipper USS Thresher, Rear Adm. Robert W. Cavenagh, Commandant 4th Naval Dist., Son, Bruce Harvey, 9 yrs. Naval Institute Archives

Thresher photo 10 front

Launch of USS Thresher in 1960. Naval Institute Archives

Launch of USS Thresher in 1960. Naval Institute Archives

Floral replica of USS Thresher. Naval Institute Archives

Floral replica of USS Thresher. Naval Institute Archives

USS Thresher direct bow view. Naval Institute Archives

USS Thresher direct bow view. Naval Institute Archives

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