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Lot 696

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(1900 - 1986) American admiral responsible for the construction of the 'Nuclear Navy', starting with the submarine Nautilus. T.L.S. on USS BLUEFISH letterhead, 1p. 4to., 'At Sea, North Atlantic', Oct. 26, 1970. This letter, sent to an associate of powerful Vermont Sen. George D. Aiken, details the first sea trials of the USS BLUEFISH, '...our 48th attack type nuclear submarine... the second United States submarine to bear this name...'. Rickover writes that the vessel '...completed all tests, including full power operation, both surface and submerged...',, briefly describes the service of the previous ship to bear the name, and states in part: 'The new BLUEFISH is equipped with the latest navigation and electronics systems and a computer-controlled weapons system which enable her to detect and attack targets at considerable distances...' He signs at the conclusion in blue ink. Shows original mailing folds, else fine. With transmittal envelope.

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February 8, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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