Writing the story of the “Eminent Americans… Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet”
Of all the treasures about submarine lore that have been recorded, very few meet the level of excitement for me than the book listed in the title to this post.
When Admiral Rickover originally wrote his letters about the men who make up what we now know as the submarines of the 41 for Freedom submarine force, he sent them to members of Congress and the administration. His intent was to show the real connection between the heroism of the founders and the continued heroism of the principles they embodied in this new breed of submarine.
Admiral Rickover from the preface to the book:
“Ever since the ﬁrst nuclear submarine – the USS Nautilus -went to sea in January 1955, I have been responsible for directing the initial sea trials of each of our nuclear ships so…
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