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ADM Hyman G. Rickover

ADM Hyman G. Rickover

Mazowieckie, Poland
Death 8 Jul 1986 (aged 86)
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 5, Lot 7000
Memorial ID 8496952 · View Source
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United States Navy Admiral, "Father of the Nuclear Navy." Developed the 1st nuclear powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN 571). Admiral Rickover was born in Makow Russia on 1-27-1900, that part of Russia is now considered a part of Poland. He moved to the United States with his parents when he was 6. He attended the US Naval Academy (1918-1922) and later attended Columbia University where he earned a masters in Electrical Engineering. During his naval career he served many honorable duties including: Commander of the USS Finch (July 1937), Head of the Electrical Section of the Bureau of Ships, and Commanding Officer of the Naval Repair Base in Okinawa Japan. He was assigned to the Atomic Energy Commission laboratory in 1946 where developed the first nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus, which began underway sea patrols in 1955. Admiral Rickover, a four star admiral, was awarded many military honors and medals including: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. In recognition of his service during wartime, he was named Honorary Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He was the only person ever to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for exceptional public service twice. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest non-military honor. The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709) was named for him. He died July 8, 1986 and was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

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United States Navy
"Father of the Nuclear Navy"
61 years active duty




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