USSVI MARBLEHEAD BASE
USS Thresher (SSN-593) Memorial Parade Float
April 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of the tragic loss of USS Thresher!
Created in memory of the 129 officers, enlisted, and civilian technicians
lost aboard the USS Thresher on 10 April 1963.
††††††††† The USS Thresher Memorial Float was created by the members of Marblehead Base, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc as a way of memorializing the men lost aboard USS Thresher in 1963 and is used as a teaching tool to help students and non-submariners understand what life is like aboard a nuclear-powered submarine of the United States Navy.
††††††††† The USS Thresher Memorial Float has appeared at the annual USS Thresher Memorial Service in Kittery, Maine; the Veteranís Day Observance at Marshwood Middle School in Eliot, Maine, and numerous parades and civic events throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast United States, winning numerous awards.
USS Thresher Memorial Float and tow vehicle at Albacore Park,
Portsmouth, NH during the 2013 Submarine History Day.
USS Thresher Memorial Float during the 50th Anniversary Memorial Service
Edwin Steinel Park, Salisbury, MA, 10 April 2013.
††††††††† Members of Marblehead Base can also perform a Presentation on Submarine History and the Loss of the USS Thresher.† The multi-media slideshow presentation comes in either 30 minute or one hour versions and can be performed either with or without the presence of the USS Thresher parade float.
††††††††† To arrange for the USS Thresher Memorial Float and/or multi-media Submarine History Presentation to appear in your local parade or civic function, contact our Float Coordinator.† Appearances limited to the New England region except in special circumstances.† Please include the following information:
†††† -Type of Event (Parade, Civic Event, Veterans Memorial)
†††† -Date and Time of Event
†††† -Location of Event, including starting and end points (if a parade)
†††† -Are you requesting only the Thresher Float, the Marblehead Base Marching Contingent, the slideshow presentation, or any combination there-of?
MARBLEHEAD BASE is the North Shore Massachusetts Region Chapter
of United States Submarine Veterans, Inc