2422.CONNIE11 BROSTROM (BERNICEMABLE10WALTON, GEORGEOLIVER9, CYNTHIAR.8WESCOTT, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.She married DENNIS LEROY SWAGGER Private.He was born Private. More About DENNIS SWAGGER and CONNIE BROSTROM: Private-Begin: Private Child of CONNIE BROSTROM and DENNIS SWAGGER is:
BRIAN JOSEPH12 SWAGGER, b. Private.
2423.DONALD IRVING11 WESCOTT (FLOYDSYLVANUS10, HERBERT9, JOSEPHB.8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.He married JANET ELSIE GRAGG Private, daughter of HARRY GRAGG and HELEN GRAGG-UNKNOWN.She was born Private. More About DONALD WESCOTT and JANET GRAGG: Private-Begin: Private Children of DONALD WESCOTT and JANET GRAGG are:
2424.RICHARD WILLIAM11 HOWARD (EDNAMAE10WESCOTT, CLAYTONA.9, JOSEPHB.8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.He married ELEANOR M. PERHAM Private, daughter of AVERY PERHAM and MILDRED PERHAM-UNKNOWN.She was born Private. More About RICHARD HOWARD and ELEANOR PERHAM: Private-Begin: Private Children of RICHARD HOWARD and ELEANOR PERHAM are:
2425.GEORGE HAROLD11 HOWARD (EDNAMAE10WESCOTT, CLAYTONA.9, JOSEPHB.8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.He married MARION MANEELEY Private, daughter of PAUL MANEELEY and IRENE MANEELEY-UNKNOWN.She was born Private. More About GEORGE HOWARD and MARION MANEELEY: Private-Begin: Private Children of GEORGE HOWARD and MARION MANEELEY are:
HUGH12 HOWARD, b. Private.
BEVERLY JEAN HOWARD, b. Private.
PAUL JOHN HOWARD, b. Private.
2426.JANE ANN11 WESCOTT (CLAYTONFOOTE10, CLAYTONA.9, JOSEPHB.8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.She married LEO PAUL LATULIPE Private, son of ALPHONSE LATULIPE.He was born Private. More About LEO LATULIPE and JANE WESCOTT: Private-Begin: Private Children of JANE WESCOTT and LEO LATULIPE are:
MARCIA12 LATULIPE, b. Private.
GARTH LATULIPE, b. Private.
GLENN LATULIPE, b. Private.
SCOTT LATULIPE, b. Private.
2427.LAWRENCE11 WESTCOTT (CLAYTONFOOTE10WESCOTT, JR., CLAYTONA.9, JOSEPHB.8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.He married CHERYL MARTIN Private, daughter of FRED MARTIN.She was born Private. More About LAWRENCE WESTCOTT and CHERYL MARTIN: Private-Begin: Private Child of LAWRENCE WESTCOTT and CHERYL MARTIN is:
TAINA M.12 WESTCOTT, b. Private.
2428.STEVEN G.11 CAYEY (MARGARET10WESCOTT, RALPHE.9, JOSEPHB.8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Circa 1940, and died 10 April 1963 in At sea, aboard submarine USS Thresher - SSN 593.He married DONNA GILMORE Private.She was born Private. Notes for STEVEN G. CAYEY: Member of crew aboard the nuclear submarine, Thresher, lost with 129 aboard in April 1963, per WFT book, page 421. USS Thresher Memorial Service At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire http://www.csp.navy.mil/othboats/593.htm the link above goes to the list below Commander Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet USS Thresher (SSN 593) April 10, 1963 - 129 Men Lost On the morning of April 10, 1963, the ship proceeded to conduct sea trials about 200 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. At 9:13 a.m., the USS Skylark (a surface vessel assigned to assist Thresher) received a signal, via underwater telephone, indicating that the submarine was experiencing "minor difficulties, have positive up-angle, attempting to blow." Shortly afterward, the Skylark received a series of garbled, undecipherable message fragments from the Thresher. At 9:18 a.m., the Skylark's sonar picked up the sounds of the submarine breaking apart. All 129 hands were lost-112 military and 17 civilian technicians. The submarine community, the Navy and the nation were stunned. Thresher was the best of the newest. The ship was built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and was the first of a new class of submarine, designed for optimum performance of sonar and weapons systems. Thresher was able to dive deeper and run quieter than other submarine at that time. She was launched on July 9, 1960, and was commissioned by the Navy on August 3,1961. Two days after the disaster President Kennedy issued Executive Order 11104, ordering U.S. Flags to "be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions," from April 12th to 15th. To the Navy, the disaster meant more than the loss of 129 crewmembers and civilians. Thresher had been the most advanced submarine in the world, capable of reaching depths and speeds unimaginable a decade before. The Navy's investigation concluded that while the Thresher was operating at test depth, a leak had developed at a silver-brazed joint in an engine room seawater system, and water from the leak may have short-circuited electrical equipment, causing cascading casualties. The submarine was unable to surface. Navy officials swore Thresher crewmembers would not die in vain. After the investigation, the Navy embarked on an extensive review of practices and procedures in effect during the Thresher's overhaul. The reviewers determined that existing standards at the time were not followed throughout the re-fit to ensure safe operation of the submarine. Four issues were of particular concern: design, construction, quality assurance and procurement. The lessons learned by the Navy from the Thresher tragedy were to ensure a safer submarine force. Because of improvement in submarine design, construction and repair, further disasters have been avoided. Perhaps the most appropriate legacy for Thresher is the fact that being a submariner in the U.S. Navy today is a lot safer than it used to be. "Some good came out of the tragedy," said Neal Collier, son of Thresher's, LT Merrill Collier, onboard in preparation of relieving the Engineering Officer. "My father died on Thresher," added Collier, "but the tragedy had a positive effect in the submarine program, nuclear power and national defense." At a memorial ceremony in 1988 in Norfolk, VA., marking the 25th anniversary of the loss of Thresher, Vice Admiral Bruce Demars, the Navy's Chief submarine officer at the time, had this to say. "The loss of Thresher initiated fundamental changes in the way we do business…changes in design, construction, inspections, safety checks, tests, and more," said the Admiral. "We have not forgotten the lessons learned. It's a much safer submarine force today," he added. Shipmates on Eternal Patrol in USS THRESHER (SSN-593): Tilmon J. Arsenault, ENC / Ronald C. Babcock, Lt(jg) / Ronald E. Bain, EN2 / John E. Bell, MM1 / Edgar S. Bobbitt, EM2 / Gerald C. Boster, EM3 / George Bracey, SM3 / Richard P. Brann, EN2 / Richard J. Carkoski, EN2 / Patrick W. Carmody, SK2 / Steven G. Cayey, TM2 / Edward Christiansen, SN / Larry W. Claussen, EM2 / Thomas E. Clements, ET3 / Merrill F. Collier, Lt / Francis M. Cummings, ST2 / Samuel J. Dabruzzi, ET2 / Clyde E. Davison, III, ET3 / Donald C. Day, EN3 / Roy O. Denny, Jr., EM1 / Michael J. DiNola, Lcdr / Peter J. DiBella, SN / Don R. Dundas, ET2 / Troy E. Dyer, ET1 / Raymond P. Foti, ET1 / Ellwood H. Forni, STC / Larry W. Freeman, FT2 / Gregory J. Fusco, EM2 / Andrew J. Gallant, Jr., HMC / Napolean T. Garcia, SM1 / John E. Garner, YNSN / Pat M. Garner, Lcdr(XO) / Robert W. Gaynor, EN2 / Robert H. Gosnell, SA / John G. Grafton, Lt(jg) / William E. Graham, STC / Aaron J. Gunter, QM1 / Richard C. Hall, ET2 / John W. Harvey, Lcdr(CO) / Norman T. Hayes, EM1 / Laird G. Heiser, MM1 / Marvin T. Helsius, MM2 / James J. Henry, Jr., Lt(jg) / Leonard H. Hewitt, EMC / Joseph H. Hoague, TM2 / James P. Hodge, EM2 / John F. Hudson, EN2 / John P. Inglis, FN / Brawner G. Johnson, FT1 / Edward A. Johnson, ENC / Richard L. Johnson, RMSA / Robert E. Johnson, TMC / Thomas B. Johnson, ET1 / Richard W. Jones, EM2 / Edmund J. Kaluza, ET2 / Thomas C. Kantz, ET2 / Ronald D. Keiler, IC2 / Robert D. Kearney, MM3 / George J. Kiesecker, MM2 / Billy M. Klier, EN1 / George R. Kroner, CS3 / Norman G. Lanouette, QM1 / Wayne W. Lavoie, YN1 / John S. Lyman, Jr., Lcdr / Templeton N. Mabry, Jr., EN2 / Frank J. Malinski, Lt(jg) / Richard H. Mann, Jr., IC2 / Julius F. Marullo, Jr., QM1 / Douglas R. McClelland, EM3 / Donald J. McCord, MM1 / Karl P. McDonough, TM3 / Sidney L. Middleton, MM1 / Ronald A. Muise, CS2 / James A. Musselwhite, ET2 / Donald E. Nault, CS1 / Walter J. Noonis, RMC / J.D. Norris, ET1 / Chesley C. Oetting, EM2 / Guy C. Parsons, Jr., Lt(jg) / Roscoe C. Pennington, EMC / James G. Peters, EMCS / James F. Phillippi, ST2 / Dan A. Philput, EN2 / Richard Podwell, MM2 / John S. Regan, MM1 / James P. Ritchie, RM2 / Glenn A. Rountree, QM2 / Pervis Robison, SN / Anthony A. Rushetski, ET2 / James M. Schiewe, EM1 / Benjamin N. Shafer, EMCM / John D. Shafer, EMCS / Joseph T. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060 Online Library of Selected Images: -- U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- USS Thresher (SSN-593), 1961-1963. USS Thresher, lead ship of a class of 3700-ton nuclear-powered attack submarines, was built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. Commissioned in August 1961, she conducted lengthy trials in the western Atlantic and Caribbean areas in 1961 and 1962, providing a thorough evaluation of her many new technological features and weapons. After the completion of these test operations, Thresher returned to her builders for overhaul. On 10 April 1963, after the completion of this work, Thresher began post-overhaul trials. Accompanied by the submarine rescue ship Skylark (ASR-20), she transited to an area some 220 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and started deep-diving tests. As these proceeded, garbled communications were received by Skylark, indicating trouble aboard the submarine. It gradually became apparent that she had sunk, taking the lives of 129 officers, crewmen and civilian technicians. After an extensive underwater search utilizing the bathyscaph Trieste, oceanographic ship Mizar, and other ships, Thresher's shattered remains were located on the sea floor, some 8400 feet below the surface. Deep sea photography, recovered artifacts and an evaluation of her design and operations permitted a Court of Inquiry to determine that she had probably sunk due to a piping failure, subsequent loss of power and inability to blow ballast tanks rapidly enough to avoid sinking. Over the next several years, a massive program was undertaken to correct design and construction problems on the Navy's existing nuclear submarines, and on those under construction and in planning. Following completion of this "SubSafe" effort, the Navy has suffered no further losses of the kind that so tragically ended Thresher's brief service career. This page features, or provides links to, all our views of USS Thresher. For photographs of Thresher's Commanding Officer at the time of her loss, see: ·Lieutenant Commander John W. Harvey, USN. More About STEVEN G. CAYEY: Burial: 10 April 1963, At sea Day of week died: Wednesday Military History: US Navy, USS Thresher (SSN 593) - TM2 More About STEVEN CAYEY and DONNA GILMORE: Private-Begin: Private Child of STEVEN CAYEY and DONNA GILMORE is:
VICKY LYNN12 CAYEY, b. Private.
2429.JOHN BYRON11 WARNER, JR. (JOHNBYRON10, FLORENCE9WESCOTT, IRALEWIS8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.He married VERA ELIZABETH VAUGHN Private.She was born Private. More About JOHN WARNER and VERA VAUGHN: Private-Begin: Private Children of JOHN WARNER and VERA VAUGHN are:
WYLLA ANN12 WARNER, b. Private.
LYNNE ANNE WARNER, b. Private.
2430.PETER11 WOODS (IONE10ALBRECHT, CLARAL.9WESCOTT, IRALEWIS8, IRALEWIS7, JOSEPH6WESTCOTT, JAMES5WESCOTT, THOMAS4, JEREMIAH3WESTCOTT, JR., JEREMIAH2, STUKELY1) was born Private.He married MRS. PETER WOODS-UNKNOWN Private.She was born Private. More About PETER WOODS and MRS. WOODS-UNKNOWN: Private-Begin: Private Children of PETER WOODS and MRS. WOODS-UNKNOWN are: