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Rickover and the Whale

by on January 18, 2013


 

By Ms. Brewer Thompson

While going through boxes of documents for declassification, we occasionally come across things that are interesting, though unclassified. This comes from Record Group 326: Atomic Energy Commission, entry P 14-B, Subject Files of John McCone, Chairman; box 20 folder 3, O & M 2-2 R Correspondence with Individuals “RICKOVER”. It is a letter from H.G. Rickover to J.A. McCone, reporting on an incident that occurred during the sea trials of the USS Seadragon.

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Nicole Beck January 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

That communication merits an LOL (though not from the men on the sub, surely).

Aaron Jarvis January 22, 2013 at 7:16 am

Thanks for sharing this unique letter. The whale must have wondered why his “cousin” had such hard skin. :-)

Brittany Parris February 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this equally amusing and somewhat disconcerting insight! Seeing the mention of “Rickover” made me think of how Admiral Rickover was very much a mentor to President Carter–check out the “Carter Connection” in this week’s Carter Chronicle posting.

The Carter Chronicle » Admiral Hyman G. Rickover: It’s a Whale of a Tale February 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm

[...] Well, it appears that, in the process of reviewing items for possible declassification, sometimes staff discover unique, unclassified materials, such as this document (PDF) highlighted in the recent NDC post on “Rickover and the Whale.” [...]

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