Grafton, John, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1963-1963, 117X, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1961 - 1963
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Fayetteville, WV

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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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:
Lost onboard USS THRESHER (SSN-593).

LT(jg) Grafton reported onboard Thresher 6APR63. 4 days prior to her loss.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Nuclear Power School Mare Island (Staff), Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls (Staff)Submarine School Officers Basic Course
USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1957-1961, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1961-1961, 110X, Nuclear Power School Mare Island (Staff), Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1961-1962, 110X, Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls (Staff)
  1962-1963, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
  1963-1963, 117X, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1955-1957, West Virginia Institute of Technology
  1957-1961, United States Naval Academy
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