(SSN 593)

In Memoriam
April 10, 1963

Karl Paul McDonoughKarl Paul McDonough

Torpedoman's Mate Third Class


Karl Paul McDonough was born on May 26, 1938, in Camden, N.J., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. McDonough.  Prior to entering the Navy, Karl attended grammar school in Newtown, Pa., where he served as a member of the school's safety patrol of which he later became captain.  He attended Richboro Junior High School and Council Rock High School and was active as a member of the gym team.  In 1951, the family moved to Bristol, Pa., where he attended Delhaas High School.  After high school, Karl worked with his father in the
construction business.

Upon enlisting in the Navy on January 26, 1956, Karl received his basic training and was selected for further training as a torpedoman's mate. While a student at the Navy's torpedoman's Mate Class "A" School at Newport, R.I., he volunteered for submarine duty.  He was accepted for training, and enrolled in the Submarine School at New London, Conn.  After graduating in June 1956, he was ordered to his first submarine, the U.S.S. Barracuda (SSK 1), where he became qualified as a submariner and was awarded his silver dolphins.  He was also presented with a letter of commendation from the commanding officer of the Barracuda for his outstanding performance while a member of the crew.  Karl also served in the U.S.S. Grenadier (SS 525), prior to becoming a member of the crew of the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593), in February 1961.

Karl is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. McDonough of Titusville, N.J.; six brothers, Ronald, Robert, Paul, Jr.; Russell, Chris, and Craig; and a sister, Sharon.

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