Feb 25, 2021 - Sale 2559

Sale 2559 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 182
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
RICKOVER, HYMAN G. Typed Letter Signed, "H.G. Rickover," to Fern Bernstein, announcing the addition of the USS Casimir Pulaski to the fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and giving a brief biography of the Polish patriot after whom the submarine was named. 1 page, 4to, "USS Casimir Pulaski" stationery; some fading to signature (but still very legible), horizontal folds. With the original envelope. "At Sea / North Atlantic," 29 June 1964

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"The USS CASIMIR PULASKI, our twenty-fifth Polaris submarine has just completed her first sea trials. With the PULASKI we have in operation a total of forty-five nuclear powered Polaris and attack submarines. . . .
"Pulaski was mortally wounded leading his legion in a cavalry charge at the Battle of Savannah, October 11, 1779 . . . ."