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The "excessive speed" of the sub as it approached the pilot pick-up made it more difficult for the crew to control the ship.
It was the country's worst nuclear submarine disaster when Thresher did not surface while conducting deep dive exercises.
U.S. ships leaving the East Coast must now consider the Atlantic Ocean a contested battlespace, a Navy three-star said.
The debut deployment aboard long-range submarines, known as boomers, is a landmark in U.S. nuclear weapons policy.
The move brings back into service the hallowed ship names 78 years after both were badly damaged on Dec. 7, 1941.
Viktor Leonov also has been spotted sailing off the coast of South Carolina in recent days.
Lauren Bruner, mong the last sailors rescued from the Arizona, died in September at age 98.
A recent report questioned whether the Navy had accurately assessed strains of the workload on the industrial base.
The submarines included in the latest contract are to be delivered to the Navy between 2025 and 2029.