Shimko, Joseph Thomas, PO1 Fallen
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
MM-3355-Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant - Mechanical
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinist's Mate
Last Duty Station
1962-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1955 - 1963
MM-Machinist's Mate

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Portsmouth, NH

Casualty Date
Apr 10, 1963
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Cause
North Atlantic Ocean
Cold War Operations
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
Recruit Training Center (RTC)/RTC Great LakesFormal SchoolsUSS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
Submarine/Anti-Submarine Schools/Submarine School Enlisted BasicNuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC/NPTU)/NPS Mare IslandNuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC/NPTU)USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1955-1955, Recruit Training Center (RTC)/RTC Great Lakes
  1955-1955, Technical Schools/Machinists Mate Class "A" School, Great Lakes
  1955-1955, Technical Schools/Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Repair School
  1955-1957, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
  1957-1959, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
  1959-1960, Submarine/Anti-Submarine Schools/Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1960-1960, Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC/NPTU)/NPS Mare Island
  1960-1961, Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC/NPTU)/Nuclear Power Training Unit Prototype (NPTU)
  1962-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1955, Recruit Training Command (RTC Great Lakes, IL), UNKN
 Combat and Operations History
  1963-1963 US Vessels Sunk/Scuttled/Damaged/USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Was a crewmember of USS THRESHER (SSN-593)

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


Lost onboard USS THRESHER (SSN-593)

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