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Naval News Commentary ? 1996-2000 by Richard K. Brown


Crew Members, Officer Observers, and Civilian Technicians
Lost on the USS THRESHER (SSN 593)

The USS Thresher (SSN 593).
Photograph courtesy of the United States Navy

The USS Thresher was officially declared lost on 10 April, 1963
with 16 officers, 96 enlisted men, and 17 civilian technicians.


Crew Members


HARVEY, John W. LCDR 532870/1100 USN USS THRESHER
GARNER, Pat M. LCDR 537183/1100 USN USS THRESHER
DI NOLA, Michael J. LCDR 569926/1100 USN USS THRESHER
LYMAN, John S., Jr. LCDR 524554/1100 USN USS THRESHER
COLLIER, Merrill F. LT 603907/1100 USN USS THRESHER
SMARZ, John (n), Jr. LT 625796/1100 USN USS THRESHER
PARSONS, Guy C., Jr. LTJG 630834/1100 USN USS THRESHER
HENRY, James J., Jr. LTJG 641651/1100 USN USS THRESHER
BABCOCK, Ronald C. LTJG 641532/1100 USN USS THRESHER
WILEY, John J. LTJG 648068/1100 USN USS THRESHER
MALINSKI, Frank J. LTJG 647137/1100 USN USS THRESHER
GRAFTON, John G. LTJG 647579/1100 USN USS THRESHER
         
ARSENAULT, Tilmon J. ENCA(SS)-P2 761 86 63 USN USS THRESHER
BAIN, Ronald E. EN2(SS)-P2 530 09 38 USN USS THRESHER
BELL, John E. MM1-P2 523 49 19 USN USS THRESHER
BOBBITT, Edgar S. EM2(SS)-P2 792 53 66 USN USS THRESHER
BOSTER, Gerald C. EM3(SS)-P2 542 72 34 USN USS THRESHER
BRACEY, George (n) SD3(SS) 645 21 57 USN USS THRESHER
BRANN, Richard P. EN2(SS)-P2 487 65 74 USN USS THRESHER
CARKOSKI, Richard J. EN2(SS) 320 00 81 USN USS THRESHER
CAYEY, Steven G. TM2(SS) 514 08 56 USN USS THRESHER
CHRISTIANSEN, Edward (n) SN(SS) 543 51 04 USN USS THRESHER
CLAUSSEN, Larry W. EM2(SS)-P2 538 15 98 USN USS THRESHER
CLEMENTS, Thomas E. ETR3(SS) 532 94 31 USN USS THRESHER
CUMMINGS, Francis M. SOS2(SS) 453 70 42 USN USS THRESHER
CARMODY, Patrick W. SK2 513 65 36 USN USS THRESHER
DABRUZZI, Samuel J. ETN2(SS) 438 32 69 USN USS THRESHER
DAY, Donald C. EN3(SS) 540 70 51 USN USS THRESHER
DENNY, Roy O., Jr. EM1(SS)-P2 466 04 47 USN USS THRESHER
DiBELLA, Peter J. SN 903 93 46 USN USS THRESHER
DUNDAS, Don R. ETN2(SS) 519 92 61 USN USS THRESHER
DYER, Troy E. ET1(SS)-P1 351 76 55 USN USS THRESHER
DAVISON, Clyde E., III ETR3(SS)-P1 546 97 17 USN USS THRESHER
FORNI, Ellwood H. SOCA(SS)-P1 365 82 99 USN USS THRESHER
FOTI, Raymond P. ETI(SS) 237 31 39 USN USS THRESHER
FREEMAN, Larry W. FTM2(SS) 973 98 20 USN USS THRESHER
FUSCO, Gregory J. EM(SS)-P2 442 22 42 USN USS THRESHER
GALLANT, Andrew J., Jr. HMC(SS) 209 42 47 USN USS THRESHER
GARCIA, Napoleon T. SDI(SS) 583 20 52 USN USS THRESHER
*GARDNER, John E. YNSN(SS) 534 36 79 USN USS THRESHER
GAYNOR, Robert W. EN2(SS) 517 44 97 USN USS THRESHER
GOSNELL, Robert W. SA(SS) 590 24 20 USNR USS THRESHER
GRAHAM, William E. SOC(SS)-P1 288 09 11 USN USS THRESHER
GUNTER, Aaron J. QM1(SS) 418 94 28 USN USS THRESHER
HALL, Richard C. ETR2(SS)-P2 516 65 78 USN USS THRESHER
HAYES, Norman T. EM1-P2 493 34 51 USN USS THRESHER
HEISER, Laird G. MM1-P2 511 97 36 USN USS THRESHER
HELSIUS, Marvin T. MM2 536 42 56 USN USS THRESHER
HEWITT, Leonard H. EMCA(SS) 461 90 05 USN USS THRESHER
HOAGUE, Joseph H. TM2(SS) 510 70 95 USN USS THRESHER
HODGE, James P. EM2 483 98 64 USN USS THRESHER
HUDSON, John F. EN2(SS) 236 48 93 USN USS THRESHER
INGLIS, John P. FN 538 01 89 USNR USS THRESHER
JOHNSON, Brawner G. FTG1(SS)-P2 280 88 41 USN USS THRESHER
JOHNSON, Edward A. ENCA(SS) 209 86 96 USN USS THRESHER
JOHNSON, Richard L. RMSA 592 69 52 USN USS THRESHER
JOHNSON, Robert E. TMC(SS)-P1 312 05 10 USN USS THRESHER
JOHNSON, Thomas B. ET1(SS)-P2 476 93 12 USN USS THRESHER
JONES, Richard W. EM2(SS) 903 24 40 USN USS THRESHER
KALUZA, Edmund J., Jr. SOS2(SS)-P1 510 89 36 USN USS THRESHER
KANTZ, Thomas C. ETR2(SS) 521 69 45 USN USS THRESHER
KEARNEY, Robert D. MM3 586 88 13 USN USS THRESHER
KEILER, Ronald D. IC2(SS)-P2 530 77 28 USN USS THRESHER
KIESECKER, George J. MM2(SS)-P2 709 25 19 USN USS THRESHER
KLIER, Billy M. EN1(SS)-P2 467 68 55 USN USS THRESHER
KRONER, George R. CS3 545 38 17 USN USS THRESHER
LANOUETTE, Norman G. QM1(SS) 227 44 33 USN USS THRESHER
LAVOIE, Wayne W. YN1(SS) 210 55 93 USN USS THRESHER
MABRY, Templeton N., Jr. EN2(SS)-P2 468 28 35 USN USS THRESHER
MANN, Richard H., Jr. IC2(SS) 528 32 43 USN USS THRESHER
MARULLO, Julius F., Jr. QM1(SS) 361 90 79 USN USS THRESHER
MC CLELLAND, Douglas R. EM2(SS) 538 05 42 USN USS THRESHER
MC CORD, Donald J. MM1(SS)-P2 231 22 46 USN USS THRESHER
MC DONOUGH, Karl P. TM3(SS) 482 27 73 USN USS THRESHER
MIDDLETON, Sidney L. MM1(SS)-P2 369 94 51 USN USS THRESHER
MUISE, Ronald A. CS2 325 40 97 USN USS THRESHER
MUSSELWHITE, James A. ETN2(SS)-P2 494 16 24 USN USS THRESHER
NAULT, Donald E. CS1(SS) 573 35 51 USN USS THRESHER
NOONIS, Walter J. RMC(SS) 954 26 52 USN USS THRESHER
NORRIS, John D. ET1(SS)-P2 769 95 48 USN USS THRESHER
OETTING, Chesley C. EM2-P2 532 32 80 USN USS THRESHER
PENNINGTON, Roscoe C. EMCA(SS)-P2 839 06 90 USN USS THRESHER
PETERS, James G. EMCS-P2 817 51 35 USN USS THRESHER
PHILLIPPI, James F. SOS2(SS) 540 16 39 USN USS THRESHER
PHILPUT, Dan A. EN2(SS)-P2 538 94 39 USN USS THRESHER
PODWELL, Richard (n) MM2-P2 524 34 27 USN USS THRESHER
REGAN, John S. MM1(SS)-P2 512 80 19 USN USS THRESHER
RITCHIE, James P. RM2 533 00 60 USN USS THRESHER
ROBISON, Pervis (n), Jr. SN 595 08 17 USN USS THRESHER
ROUNTREE, Glenn A. QM2(SS) 478 35 34 USN USS THRESHER
RUSHETSKI, Anthony A. ENT2 516 98 91 USN USS THRESHER
SCHIEWE, James M. EM1(SS)-P2 349 91 64 USN USS THRESHER
SHAFER, Benjamin N. EMCM(SS)-P2 643 88 79 USN USS THRESHER
SHAFER, John D. EMCS(SS)-P2 211 56 39 USN USS THRESHER
SHIMKO, Joseph T. MM1-P2 793 14 44 USN USS THRESHER
SHOTWELL, Burnett M. ETRSN 547 33 35 USN USS THRESHER
SINNET, Alan D. FTG2(SS) 900 75 72 USN USS THRESHER
SMITH, William H., Jr. BT1-P2 428 54 80 USN USS THRESHER
SOLOMON, Ronald H. EM1-P2 352 48 64 USN USS THRESHER
STEINEL, Robert E. SO1(SS)-P1 954 56 91 USN USS THRESHER
SNIDER, James L. MM1 523 39 02 USN USS THRESHER
VAN PELT, Rodger E. IC1(SS)-P2 424 99 35 USN USS THRESHER
WASEL, David A. RMSN 598 54 26 USN USS THRESHER
WALSKI, Joseph A. RM1(SS)-P1 487 73 38 USN USS THRESHER
WIGGINS, Charles L. FTG1(SS)-P2 418 64 79 USN USS THRESHER
WISE, Donald E. MMCA(SS)-P2 752 95 18 USN USS THRESHER
WOLFE, Ronald E. QMSN(SS) 534 98 06 USN USS THRESHER
ZWEIFEL, Jay H. EM2-P1 528 86 79 USN USS THRESHER


Officer Observers


KRAG, Robert L. LCDR 532961/1400 USN STAFF, DEPUTY COMMANDER
SUBMARINE FORCE, U.S.
ATLANTIC FLEET
         
ALLEN, Philip H. LCDR 447042/1400 USN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
BILLINGS, John H. LCDR 532648/1400 USN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD
BIEDERMAN, Robert D. LCDR 584344/1400 USN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD


Civilian Technicians


PRESCOTT, Robert D.                                           Civilian Employee, Design Division
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
CHARRON, Robert E.                                           Civilian Employee, Design Division
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
GUERETTE, Paul A.                                           Civilian Employee, Design Division
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
FISHER, Richard K.                                           Civilian Employee, Design Division
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
WHITTEN, Laurence E.                                           Civilian Employee, Combat Systems
Division, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
BEAL, Daniel W., Jr.                                           Civilian Employee, Combat Systems
Division, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
DES JARDINS, Richard R.                                           Civilian Employee, Combat Systems
Division, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
CHRITCHLEY, Kenneth J.                                           Civilian Employee, Production
Department, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
CURRIER, Paul C.                                           Civilian Employee, Production
Department, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
ABRAMS, Fred P.                                           Civilian Employee, Production
Department, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
PALMER, Franklin J.                                           Civilian Employee, Production
Department, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
DINEEN, George J.                                           Civilian Employee, Production
Department, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
MOREAU, Henry C.                                           Civilian Employee, Production
Department, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
         
CORCORAN, Kenneth R.                                           Contractor's Representative,
Sperry Corporation
         
JAQUAY, Maurice F.                                           Contractor's Representative,
Raytheon Corporation
         
**KEUSTER, Donald W.                                           Contractor's Representative,
Sperry Corporation
         
STADTMULLER, Donald T.                                           Contractor's Representative,
Sperry Corporation

* The webmaster at HowdyDave was informed by e-mail that this entry is incorrect and that it should, in fact, be:

GARNER, John. -- YNSN.

** The webmaster at HowdyDave was informed by e-mail that this entry is incorrect and that it should, in fact, be:

KUESTER, Donald W. -- a government employee who worked for The Naval Ordnance Laboratory.