ADMIRAL HYMAN G. RICKOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/03/1978 - HFSID 177939
Sale Price $552.50
HYMAN G. RICKOVER
Rickover signed this typed letter on Energy Research and Development Administration letterhead in 1978 to Shirley Wilson.
Typed letter signed "H.G. Rickover". 1 page, 6¼x7¾, on Energy Research and Development Administration letterhead. March 3, 1978. Addressed to Mrs. Shirley Wilson, Washington, D.C. In full: "Dear Shirley: I believe you will be interested in this letter. My best regards to both of you. Sincerely, H. G. Rickover". Head of the United States Navy's electrical division in World War II, Rickover (1900-1986, born in Makov, Russia) moved to the Atomic Energy Commission in 1947 and developed the first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, in 1954. He presided over the build-up of the U.S. nuclear-powered Navy. He also presided over the construction of the one-of a kind, super-secret NR-1 nuclear submarine. Despite cost overruns during its development, which earned the wrath of the General Accounting Office, the NR-1 fulfilled Rickover's fondest hopes. The story of the craft has now been told in Dark Waters: An Insider's Account of the NR-1, the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Submarine by Don Davis and original crewmember Lee Vyborny (2002). Rickover was promoted to rear admiral in 1953, vice-admiral in 1959 and admiral in 1973. Lightly toned and creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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