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ADMIRAL HYMAN G. RICKOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1961 - HFSID 101555

Rickover signed this typed letter on a 3x5 card to a Mr. Philbin in 1961. Typed letter signed "H. G. Rickover" in blue ink. 1 page, 5x3. July 1, 1961. In full: "Dear Mr.…"

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HYMAN G. RICKOVER
Rickover signed this typed letter on a 3x5 card to a Mr. Philbin in 1961.
Typed letter signed "H. G. Rickover" in blue ink. 1 page, 5x3. July 1, 1961. In full: "Dear Mr. Philbin: I thought you might like to have the first day cover [not included] commemorating the launching of the USS PERMIT. Respectfully, 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, otherwise in fine condition.

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