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Lawrence Eugene Whitten

Lawrence Eugene Whitten

 

Rank/Rate Electronic Engineer, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Birth Date April 4, 1930
From Waterboro, Maine
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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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Information courtesy of Paul Roggemann.

 

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