Babcock, Ronald Clare, LTJG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, 112X, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1960 - 1963
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Valley County, NE

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
 
Location of Interment
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Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial
  1963, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 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
The second USS Thresher (SSN-593) was the
lead boat ofher class of nuclear-powered attack submarines in the United States Navy. Her loss at sea in the North Atlantic during deep-diving tests approximately 220 miles east of Boston, Massachusetts, on 10 April 1963 was a watershed event for the U.S. Navy, leading to the implementation of a rigorous submarine safety program known as SUBSAFE. Measured by lives lost, historic context and significance, the sinking of Thresher was then, and remains today, the world's worst submarine disaster. As the first nuclear submarine lost at sea, its disappearance generated international shock and sympathy.
   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Submarine School Officers BasicNaval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)/Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1956-1960, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1960-1960, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1960-1962, 117X, Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NPS New London (Faculty Staff)
  1962-1963, 112X, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 2-62
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)4
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1956-1960, United States Naval Academy2
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