Hyman G. Rickover
Lot #79 in Auction #546, SKU:
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|(1900-1986) US Navy Admiral known as the 'Father of the Nuclear Navy.' This excellent signed typed letter reads 'Dear Mr. Passman, We are returning from sea-trials of the USS PERMIT, our twenty-fifth nuclear powered submarine. We now have eight Polaris and seventeen nuclear attack submarines in operation. With the nuclear submarines presently under consideration by the Congress we will have a total of seventy-five nuclear submarines of which thirty-five will be Polaris. Respectfully, H. G. Rickover. The letter is dated, 'At Sea, North Pacific, 19 March 1962' and is addressed to Congressman Otto E. Passman. Scarce.|
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