Shimko, Joseph Thomas, MM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
MM-3355-Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant - Mechanical
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1962-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1955 - 1963
MM-Machinist's Mate

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Home Town
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Last Address
Portsmouth, NH

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
Location of Interment
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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)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1955, Recruit Training (RTC Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)School Assignments - StaffUSS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
Submarine School Enlisted BasicNuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NPS Mare Island (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1955-1955, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1955-1955, Machinists Mate Class "A" School, Great Lakes
  1955-1955, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Repair School
  1955-1957, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
  1957-1959, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
  1959-1960, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1960-1960, Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NPS Mare Island (Faculty Staff)
  1960-1961, Nuclear Power Training Unit Prototype (NPTU) Course
  1962-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1963 USS Thresher (SSN-593)
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