American nuclear submarine 'Tresher' lost in the Atlantic.
United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Atom Submarine with 129 Aboard Lost in Atlantic'.
GV. Flag bedecked new American nuclear submarine 'Thresher' in shed just prior to the launching. CU. Name on side 'SS N 593 Thresher'. Various shots of the nuclear powered submarine being launched at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Various shots of 'Thresher' in dock with crew lined up on the deck. MLS. Ploughing through heavy sea during trials. Aerial view 'Thresher' submerging. Various shots of two naval officers looking at maps in the Navy Headquarters. MS. Press information desk. MS. & CU. Member of women's navy unit looking at map of area where the submarine is presumed lost. LS. American Naval destroyer taking up the search. MS. Two radar aerials turning on ship. GV. Bow of ship cutting through sea. Various shots of naval ratings at controls in nuclear submarine. MLS. Small buoy bobbing about in sea. Aerial view of little boats scattered around area of disaster. MS. Diving bell coming to surface during rescue work on the submarine 'Squalus' which sunk in 1939. Various shots of the rescued men of the 'Squalus' getting out of diving bell. Various shots of Squalus being raised from the depths. Various shots of Admiral George W. Anderson, Chief of Naval Operations, at crowded news conference in the Pentagon. CU. Admiral Anderson speaking to press - natural sound. He says that the Thresher is lost and with it 129 fine souls and the reason for the loss might have been one of many things. Several shots of the 'Trieste' an ocean research underwater craft used for searching for the lost submarine, being lowered into water. Various shots of Trieste under water during a previous dive. BGV. At dusk, of fairly calm sea.
Date found in the old record - 11/04/1963.