The Search

 

A search group was immediately formed in an attempt to locate the submarine.

USS Thresher

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Project

 

 

Rescue ship Recovery (ASR-43) subsequently recovered bits of debris, including gloves and bits of internal insulation.

 

Photographs taken by bathyscaph Trieste proved that the submarine had broken up, taking all hands on board to their deaths in deep water, approximately 220 miles east of Boston.

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Photographs and portions of the above text were excerpted from the US Navy's Heritage and History Command website : http://www.history.navy.mil/.