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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: January 27, 1900 in Maków Mazowiecki, Poland
Died: July 08, 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia
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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. In 1984, the USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709) was launched, one of the few Navy vessels named for a living person.
Film Credits
1958-Small-World (in person), 2003-60-Minutes (Other)

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