Hampton Roads Base US Submarine Veterans Inc.
Honor and Recognition for the Officers and Men on Eternal Patrol
Please join us in remembrance of all those submariners who've paid the 'Supreme Sacrifice' to keep our nation safe.
USS Thresher SSN 593
On April 10th 1963, 220 miles off the coast of Boston, the USS Thresher SSN 593, was lost with all hands due to a sea-system component failure. Such a tragic loss is felt by all Americans, but few events so acutely and deeply struck the heart of the submarine community as did the loss of the Thresher.
The legacy of Thresher: For the past 55 years, every United States Submariner has benefited from the 'lessons learned' and the resulting creation of SubSafe Standards as a result of this tragic loss.
To those valiant men of Thresher SSN 593 and their families... We, the submarine community will be forever in your debt.
was a Skipjack-class nuclear submarine of the United States Navy and the sixth vessel of the U.S. Navy to carry that name. Scorpion was lost on 22 May 1968, with 99 crewmen dying in the incident. USS Scorpion is one of two nuclear submarines the U.S. Navy has lost, the other being USS Thresher. It was one of four mysterious submarine disappearances in 1968, the others being the Israeli submarine INS Dakar, the French submarine Minerve and the Soviet submarine K-129.