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Lecture Series: Joe Yurso

April 4, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 4 • 4:30 p.m.
Presented by Joe Yurso

When it was built, USS Thresher was the most advanced submarine in the world. It was faster, quieter and dove deeper than any other. But on April 10, 1963, Thresher sank during dive trials off the New England coast. In the worst submarine disaster in history, 129 submariners and shipyard personnel lost their lives.

Joe Yurso was the watch officer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire on that fateful day. As such, he was a first-hand witness to one of the Navy’s great tragedies. For over 50 years, he has devoted his life to making the US Navy and its ships safer for the men and women who serve.

At this special lecture, Mr. Yurso will speak about his experience with the Thresher and those men who gave their lives in service.

This lecture is free with admission to the Museum.

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Details

Date:
April 4, 2015
Time:
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Category:

Organizer

Mark Arduini
Phone:
(757) 591-7749
Email:
marduini@marinersmuseum.org

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org