Shafer, John, EMCS

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Last Rank
Senior 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-3354, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1947 - 1963
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Rock
EM-Electrician's Mate
Four Hash Marks

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

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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 along with his brother - Benjamin Shafer. Please see his profile
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Submarine Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1947, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)USS Salem (CA-139)Submarine School Enlisted BasicFormal Schools and Training Courses
USS Harder (SS-568)USS Entemedor (SS-340)USS Kingfisher (SS-234)USS Trutta (SS-421)
Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) WindsorUSS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1947-1950, USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
  1950-1952, USS Salem (CA-139)
  1952-1952, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1952-1952, EM-0000, (EM) Electricians Mate A School
  1952-1953, EM-0000, USS Harder (SS-568)
  1953-1955, EM-0000, USS Entemedor (SS-340)
  1955-1957, EM-0000, USS Kingfisher (SS-234)
  1957-1960, EM-0000, USS Trutta (SS-421)
  1960-1961, EM-0000, Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Windsor
  1961-1963, EM-3354, 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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