WILLIAM R. ANDERSON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 35265
Sale Price $108.00
WILLIAM R. ANDERSON
Signature of the man who skippered the first US nuclear submarine on its historic voyage under the North Pole
Signature: "William R. Anderson", 6x4 blue card. Captain William R. Anderson commanded the Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear powered submarine in the U.S. Navy, during its historic voyage under the North Pole, submerged under the ice for 96 hours and 1,830 miles. As the vessel reached the pole, Anderson announced: "For the world, Our Country, and the Navy - the North Pole." After retiring from the Navy in 1962, Anderson represented Tennessee for in the U.S. House of Representative four terms (1965-1973) as a Democrat. The Nautilus, decommissioned in 1979, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1982. The public may visit the historic sub at the Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut. Fine condition.
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