|This home page of the
Thorn (DD 988), maintained by the US Navy. Yes, the Thorn/e family has its very own US Navy Ship.
In fact, there have been two! The first, the
Thorn (DD 647), which saw extensive action during WWII in the Pacific.
The newest of "our" fleet was christened on
February 3, 1979.
After years of valiant service it was decommissioned on August 25, 2004.
the underlined link or the pictures to the left will take you to the sites dedicated to the USS Thorn.
They provide a rich history of the original ship as well as for its namesake, LT. Jonathan Thorn and his heroic naval exploits.
LT. Thorn is my 2d cousin, 6 times removed. While he is one of the more famous Thorns in military history (there have been many
others), I'm proud of ALL members of the Thorn/e family and the courage they have demonstrated to protect and defend this Nation we proudly call home.
a 20 year Army retiree, having served 10 years on the Staff and Faculty at the United States Military Academy, West Point, I find it rather ironic that
one of my ancestors served with such distinction and honor in the Navy!
Still....Go Army, Beat Navy!