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