Admiral Rickover

Creator:
Dina Lee Steiner

Hyman George Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy and a colorful, controversial man; served the United States Navy for 64 years. During World War II, he served in the Bureau of Ships in Washington D.C., as head of the electrical section. After the war, Rickover pushed for nuclear propulsion in submarines. Using his influence with Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan, he helped create a Nuclear Power Division within the Bureau of Ships. Rickover lobbied hard for the first nuclear-powered sub-marine, Nautilus. Read more »

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0006
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy