HYMAN G. RICKOVER Rickover signed this typed letter while at sea on USS Pargo letterhead to Congressman Thomas E. Morgan after the sub’s sea trials in 1967. Typed letter signed “H.G. Rickover”. 1 page, 8×10½, on letterhead of USS Pargo c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. Written “At Sea/North Atlantic”, Aug. 7, 1967. Addressed to the Honorable Thomas E. Morgan, U. S. House of Representatives. This letter was written after the first seat trials of the USS Pargo, the U. S. Navy’s 30th nuclear attack submarine in a total submarine fleet (at that time) of 71. Rickover discusses the sub’s mission and goes into detail about its namesake, SS264, which sank nine Japanese ships during World War II. The USS Pargo, also designated SSBN-650, was a Sturgeon-class nuclear attack submarine. Her keel was laid on June 3, 1964, and the sub was commissioned on May 29, 1964. One of her highlights was assisting for the search of the USS Scorpion, another United States attack submarine that was lost between May 20 and 21, 1968. She was decommissioned on April 14, 1995. 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 ad… More information available. Please contact us if you have questions. HFSID 251371
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