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Franklin James Palmer

Franklin James Palmer

 

Rank/Rate Leadingman Machinist, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Birth Date March 3, 1921
From Durham, New Hampshire
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Submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Loss Date April 10, 1963
Location Approximately 300 miles off the coast of New England
Circumstances Most likely cause of the sinking was a failure in either
a pipe, a pipe valve, or a hull weld, causing flooding
near the engine room
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