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Death of Thresher Crew Confirmed

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Death of Thresher Crew Confirmed

(1 min) tv-pg

On April 10, 1963, the USS Thresher sank with 129 men on board, 250 miles off Cape Cod in the Wilkinson Deep. Adm. George Anderson explains the Navy's conclusion that a faulty valve had burst, flooding electrical circuits with seawater and causing the submarine's propulsion to fail.