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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 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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Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 2-62
Start Year
1962
End Year
1962

Description
NUSUBEX 2-62 (an exercise designed to improve the tactical capabilities of nuclear submarines) and in antisubmarine warfare training with Task Group ALPHA.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1962
To Year
1962
 
Last Updated:
Jun 8, 2008
   
Personal Memories

Memories
In March, the submarine participated in NUSUBEX 2-62 (an exercise designed to improve the tactical capabilities of nuclear submarines) and in antisubmarine warfare training with Task Group ALPHA

   
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