- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Springfield is in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard after conducting an at-sea burial.

The submarine arrived on Thursday after conducting the ceremony for the late Navy Capt. Paul “Bud” Rogers. Rogers was assigned to the USS Thresher but was on shore at the time of the doomed voyage in which it sank 200 miles off Cape Cod. The 1963 tragedy was the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history.

The retired sailor’s family said he felt survivor’s guilt and wished to be buried near his crew members.

The ceremony was conducted Wednesday as the Springfield traveled from Groton, Connecticut, to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The Springfield and its 16 officers and 127 sailors will be at the shipyard in the coming months for maintenance, repair and modernization.


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