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ADMIRAL HYMAN G. RICKOVER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/31/1963 - HFSID 202327

Rickover signed this typed letter to Senator Karl E. Mundt on USS James Monroe stationery in 1963 about the sea trials of this Polaris submarine. Typed letter signed "H.G. Rickover". 1 page, 6¾x7¾, typed on USS James Monroe stationery. Newport News, Virginia, Oct.

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HYMAN G. RICKOVER
Rickover signed this typed letter to Senator Karl E. Mundt on USS James Monroe stationery in 1963 about the sea trials of this Polaris submarine.
Typed letter signed "H.G. Rickover". 1 page, 6¾x7¾, typed on USS James Monroe stationery. Newport News, Virginia, Oct. 31, 1963. 1963. Addressed to the Honorable Karl E. Mundt, Washington, DC. In full: "Dear Senator Mundt: The USS James Monroe has just returned after successfully completing her first sea trial. The James Monroe is our sixteenth Polaris type nuclear submarine. The Monroe was built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. We also have in operation eighteen attack type nuclear submarines, making a total of thirty-four. When all nuclear submarines in programs authorized by Congress are approved, the United States will have forty-one Polaris and forty-seven attack submarines. Respectfully, H. G. Rickover". KARL E. MUNDT (1900-1974, born in Humboldt, South Carolina)was a Republican Senator from South Dakota. Head of the United States Navy's electrical division in World War II, HYMAN G. 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. Tape residue at top and bottom edges. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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