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    Admiral Hyman Rickover Archive of 45 Signed Letters Born in Makow, Russia (now in Poland), Rickover came with his parents to Chicago in 1906. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1922, and was chief of the Electrical Division of the Bureau of Ships during World War II. He became convinced that an atomic-powered submarine was both feasible and necessary and Rickover was the driving force behind the launch of the USS Nautilus in 1954, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Here is an extensive archive of typed letters signed by Admiral Rickover, to The Honorable Alton Lennon, Congressman from North Carolina and are dated between 1965 and 1972. All are in regards to various ships completing their first sea trials and many are three pages in length. A few have notations, likely by Lennon, and one contains an original photo of the NR-1. All are in fine condition. A treasure trove of research material. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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