Oh, the Thresher, the finest atomic ship that ever dived for the
Each man on board was a volunteer. Was there 'cause he chose
there to be.
Ev'ry man jack on board was a hero. Ev'ry man jack on board
there was brave.
Ev'ry man jack on board was a hero. Each man risked a watery
Oh, their wives and their sweethearts came down to port their
last fond good-byes there to say.
Each tried her best to be tearless and brave. They promised to
meet there some day.
Then "Dive," said the Captain and we held our breath.
A sound like she'd broken in two.
That was the last we ever heard of her. Last word we had of her
Oh, the Thresher, yes, now her reactor is still but very good
company she keeps.
Men from the Lexington, Hornet, and the Wasp are down there with
her in the deep.