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Panel: 'Navy Has Done Itself a Major Favor' in Releasing Thresher Investigation

Panel: ‘Navy Has Done Itself a Major Favor’ in Releasing Thresher Investigation

USS Thresher (SSN-593) in 1961. US Navy History and Heritage Command photo

The rolling release of a previously secret report and investigation of the 1963 loss of USS Thresher (SSN-593), the Navy’s worst submarine disaster, is providing new lessons for today’s sailors and shipbuilders, said the former submarine commander who brought suit to declassify the documents. Read More

Navy Releases Second Round of USS Thresher Documents

Navy Releases Second Round of USS Thresher Documents

This week, the Navy released the second 300 pages of a previously classified investigation into the April 10, 1963 loss of USS Thresher and its crew of 129 sailors off the coast of New England.
A freedom of information lawsuit from retired Navy Capt. James Bryant, a former Thresher-class submarine commander, compelled the Navy to release the documents on a rolling basis starting today. Read More

Judge Orders Navy to Release USS Thresher Disaster Documents

Judge Orders Navy to Release USS Thresher Disaster Documents

Launch of USS Thresher in 1960. Naval Institute Archives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Navy to start releasing unclassified documents related to the sinking of USS Thresher (SSN-593), 57 years after 129 officers, sailors and shipbuilders died in the nation’s worst nuclear submarine disaster.

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