73 Pat Mehaffy Garner, Memphis, Tennessee

73 Pat Mehaffy Garner, Memphis, Tennessee

Pat Mehaffy Garner

Pat Mehaffy Garner
Pat Mehaffy Garner

Rank/Rate:    Lieutenant Commander

Birth Date:    September 26, 1931

From:    Memphis, Tennessee


Submarine:    USS Thresher (SSN-593)

Loss Date:    April 10, 1963

Location:    Approximately 300 miles off the coast of New England

Circumstances:    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


NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS THRESHER (SSN-593)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Thresher (SSN-593)

Find a Grave Memorial: LCDR Pat Mehaffy Garner

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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