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Excerpts From Submarine’s Last Radio Calls With PM-Thresher Remembered, Bjt

April 8, 1993

Undated (AP) _ Excerpts, from the Navy inquiry, of the Thresher’s last radio calls the morning of April 10, 1963:

- 9:02 a.m.: The submarine tender Skylark receives a garbled message from the Thresher, 1,000 feet below the surface: ″Experiencing minor difficulties.″

- Several minutes later: The Skylark receives messages saying the Thresher is ″exceeding test depth″ and ″attempting to blow,″ a term for resurfacing.

- 9:17 a.m.: Skylark radio operator hears ″the sounds of a ship breaking up - a dull muted roar,″ followed by silence.

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