• Short Summary

    A HELICOPTER ON APRIL 15 DROPPED A WREATH ON THE SPOT WHERE THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR SUBMARINE THRESHER SANK WITH 129 MEN ABOARD.

  • Description

    A HELICOPTER ON APRIL 15 DROPPED A WREATH ON THE SPOT WHERE THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR SUBMARINE THRESHER SANK WITH 129 MEN ABOARD.THE THREE-FOOT WREATH OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS IN THE FORM OF THRESHER WAS DROPPED OUT OF THE HELICOPTER BY COMMANDER DEANE AXENE, THRESHER'S EX-COMMANDER.SHE WAS LOST ON APRIL 10 DURING A TEST DIVE IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, 220 MILES EAST OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IN 8,400 FEET OF WATER.

    EARLIER ON APRIL 15, THE WREATH HAS BEEN BLESSED AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NAVAL SHIPYARD, WHERE THRESHER WAS BUILT.IT WAS THEN TAKEN TO A HELICOPTER AT THE NEARBY PEASE AIR FORCE BASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAR4RB8SF7X8GSTB6D1PQPPTK5
    Media URN:
    VLVAR4RB8SF7X8GSTB6D1PQPPTK5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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