Shafer, Benjamin, EMCM

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Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-3364-Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor-Electrical
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1961-1963, EM-3364, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1944 - 1963
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Magellan
Panama Canal
EM-Electrician's Mate
Four Hash Marks

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Shafer, Benjamin, EMCM.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Fort Pierce, Fl.

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 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
Other Comments:

Was lost aboard along with his brother EMCS(SS) John Shafer - Please see his profile.

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Submarine Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyAdvancement Schools and CoursesUSS Salem (CA-139)Submarine School Enlisted Basic
USS Cobbler (SS-344)Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) West MiltonUSS Skipjack (SSN-585)USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1944-1946, USS Doyle (DD-494)
  1946-1949, Broken Service
  1949-1950, EM-0000, (EM) Electricians Mate A School
  1950-1952, USS Salem (CA-139)
  1952-1952, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1952-1954, EM-0000, USS Cobbler (SS-344)
  1954-1955, EM-0000, Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) West Milton
  1958-1961, EM-3354, USS Skipjack (SSN-585)
  1961-1963, EM-3364, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1961 Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 3-61
  1962-1962 Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 2-62
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
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