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Silent Strength: Remembering the Men of Genius and Adventure Lost in the Worlds Worst Submarine Disaster D. Allan Kerr

Silent Strength: Remembering the Men of Genius and Adventure Lost in the Worlds Worst Submarine Disaster

D. Allan Kerr

Published 2014
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Hardcover
124 pages
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On April 10, 1963, the submarine USS Thresher sank off the New England coast. The loss of 129 officers, sailors, and civilian technicians was a tragedy for the Navy, our nation, and especially for the families of that gallant crew. The USS ThresherMoreOn April 10, 1963, the submarine USS Thresher sank off the New England coast. The loss of 129 officers, sailors, and civilian technicians was a tragedy for the Navy, our nation, and especially for the families of that gallant crew. The USS Thresher was built in Kittery, Maine, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Each year, the people of Kittery and neighboring communities in Maine and New Hampshire gather on the anniversary of the loss of the Thresher to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.The brave patriots who perished on the USS Thresher were memorialized not just with everlasting granite, but also with powerful words. The compelling series of articles published by Seacoast Online and the Portsmouth Herald during this solemn anniversary year that form this remarkable book tells powerful stories that will never be forgotten. With its title taken from the USS Threshers official motto, Silent Strength is at times heartwarming, often heartbreaking, and always inspiring.— From the Foreword by U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins