Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 3, Page 2

A History of the Submarines Built at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard

USS Permit SS(N)-594
Thresher class (No reported postmarks)
Launched July 1, 1961

Upper: Launch cover, sponsored by Mare Island Naval Shipyard Supervisors Association, shipyard machine postmark.
Lower: Commissioning cover, ship’s cachet and corner card, shipyard hand stamp postmark.


















Thresher class nuclear attack submarine, length 279′, displacement 4,300 tons. Armed with torpedoes and SUBROC, an anti-submarine missile. Commissioned 1962, served with the Pacific Fleet. First submarine to successfully fire SUBROC March 28, 1963. Later converted to fire the Harpoon anti-ship missile. Decommissioned June 12, 1991 and completely scrapped/recycled May 1993.


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