Wednesday, February 12, 2020


It was fascinating to learn the the Thresher is still an issue.  I remember the story from my childhood, as it had gone out from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It was big headlines for days, and the source of many urban legends in the schoolyards of NH.  I don't think I ever knew there was any controversy around it, only that things had gone wrong, and it was sad. The story could not have persisted long, as the Kennedy assassination pushed it off the front page seven months later.

1 comment:

james said...

I was fascinated by the National Geographic's story in '64. Most of it seemed to be speculation, though I gather it turns out to have been pretty close.