The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster

The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster

by Norman Polmar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493027538
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 500,858
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Norman Polmar has been a consultant to senior officials of the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, and has directed studies for U.S. and foreign aerospace and shipbuilding firms. He was a member of the Secretary of the Navy's Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) and the steering group for the Secretary's analysis of the Falklands War. For four years-as an employee of the Northrop Corporation-he worked for the Navy's Deep Submergence Systems Project (DSSP), which developed advanced escape and rescue systems in the wake of the Thresher disaster. He is the author of more than thirty books on naval, aviation, and intelligence projects. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Acknowledgmentsxi
1.The Thresher1
2.A Brief Career11
3.In the Yard23
4.The Last Cruise33
5.Inside the Thresher45
6.The Early Search55
7.Finding the Thresher73
8.The Inquiry91
9.A Sequence of Events115
10.Aftermath and Afterthoughts135
11.Escape and Rescue149
12.Another Submarine Is Missing161
Appendixes179
AStatement announcing the Thresher is "overdue and presumed missing"
BThe first press briefing of the Thresher disaster
C"Death certificate" for the 129 Navymen and civilians aboard the Thresher on April 10, 1963
DReport of the Thresher Court of Inquiry
EStatement announcing the finding of the Thresher's remains
FThe 129 Navymen and civilians who died in the Thresher

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