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Shaheen to speak at USS Thresher memorial dedication

By AP | Sep 27, 2019

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is going to deliver the keynote address at the dedication of a memorial honoring sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in the nation’s history.
The ceremony is at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Shaheen has been an advocate for the memorial.
Built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the first-in-class Thresher was the world’s most advanced fast attack submarine when it was commissioned. But a malfunction during a deep-sea drive off Cape Cod on April 10, 1963, claimed the lives of all 129 aboard.
A 129-foot flagpole memorial in Kittery also pays tribute to the sailors.