|The pictures below show larger views of all (8) 1980s United States Navy Submarine U.S.S. Hyman G. Rickover SSN-709 Information Kit Items in this lot. Everything included here was found as part of this kit. Included here are the following:|
The first item is the folder. It has the submarine dolphin insignia. The nuclear submarine’s emblem and “INFORMATION KIT”.
Next is a 21 JULY 1984 Commissioning booklet. The booklet has the submarine dolphin insignia. The nuclear submarine’s emblem and “COMMISSIONING 21 JULY 1984”.The booklet is filled with information about the sub and its commissioning, the ceremony, the program, the christening, the launching, recognitions, the sub’s plaques, and more. It has images of all the officers and the crew. Attached to the booklet, by a gold cord, is a blue engraved metal commissioning fob charm. It has the submarine’s name and emblem and it reads as follows:
USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER
USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER
21 JULY 1984
Next in this kit is a special (6) page issue of GD WORLD that commemorates the launching the nuclear submarine. It has colorful images and much details.
There are some information copy pages that include the following:
USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER SSN-709 details.
ADMIRAL HYMAN G. RICKOVER information papers.
COMMANDER ELEONORE BEDNOWICZ RICKOVER (ship sponsor) information paper.
CAPTAIN FREDRIK H. M. SPRUITENBURG (Commanding Officer) information paper.
LTCDR RUSSELL M. CARR (Executive Officer) information paper.
The final three items included in this kit are black & white photographs with titles or captions on the back. These include:
U.S.S. HYMAN G. RICKOVER SSN-709 Submarine at sea photograph.
CAPTAIN FREDRIK H. M. SPRUITENBURG (Commanding Officer) photograph.
LTCDR RUSSELL M. CARR (Executive Officer) photograph.
All of these items for one price! To judge the sizes the closed information kit folder measures about 9'' x 12''. The items in the kit appear to be in near mint and mint condition as pictured.
Below here, for reference, is some information about the U.S.S. Hyman G. Rickover SSN-709:
U.S.S. Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Name: U.S.S. Hyman G. Rickover
Awarded: 10 December 1973
Builder: General Dynamics Corporation
Laid down: 24 July 1981
Launched: 27 August 1983
Commissioned: 21 July 1984
Decommissioned: 14 December 2006
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia
Motto: Committed To Excellence
Fate: To be disposed of by submarine recycling
Class and type: Los Angeles class submarine
Displacement: 5,748 tons light, 6,123 tons full, 375 tons dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 feet 11 inches)
Beam: 10 m (32 feet 10 inches)
Draft: 9.7 m (31 feet 10 inches)
Propulsion: S6G nuclear reactor
Complement: 12 officers, 98 enlisted
Armament: 4 - 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
The U.S.S. Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709), a Los Angeles class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, pioneer of the nuclear Navy, and the only Los Angeles class submarine not named after a United States city or town. It was initially to be named U.S.S. Providence; however, following the retirement of Admiral Rickover, its name was reassigned prior to official christening. SSN-719 was later given the name U.S.S. Providence.
The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 10 December 1973 and her keel was laid down on 24 July 1981. She was launched on 27 August 1983 sponsored by the Admiral’s wife, Mrs. Eleonore Ann Bednowicz Rickover (whose first name is found in a wide variety of spellings, including Eleanore, Elenore, and Eleanor; Eleonore is used on the Admiral’s gravestone). Hyman G. Rickover was commissioned on 21 July 1984 with Captain Fredrik Spruitenburg in command. A commemorative plaque honoring the ship’s namesake was placed within the sub after commissioning with the poem “Admiral Rickover”, an eight line tribute by writer Ronald W. Bell. The poem appears below, provided by the author and with his permission:
Possessed of a purpose
He forged a path
Across a frontier
Untried and new
Clinging to his course
He met the task
Threescore and more
He served for you.
The ship’s crest was designed by Mrs. Anita M. Tipton, wife of former crew member MM1(SS) Carl A. Tipton. The patch symbolically represents Admiral Rickover and the ship. The four white stars symbolize Admiral Rickover’s rank upon retirement. The submarine’s upward angle represents seeking out our nation’s enemies. The nuclear power symbol is a reminder that Admiral Rickover is father of the nuclear Navy, and the motto, “Committed to Excellence” symbolizes the Admiral’s 64 years of active naval service.
During the months of January through April 1984 Hyman G. Rickover was nearing the completion of her construction. The initial manning was completed in January. Initial criticality of the ship’s S6G reactor was achieved on 10 March 1984. Berthing and messing areas were completed in April and, on 23 April 1984, the crew moved aboard the ship. A special meal of ribeye steaks, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob was served to remember the occasion.
The ship was placed into service on 24 April 1984 and initial sea trials began on 16 May 1984 with Admiral Kinnaird R. McKee aboard. Admiral McKee served as Director of the Office of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, U.S. Department of Energy. The sea trials were completed smartly and in the shortest time ever for a 688 class submarine built at Electric Boat. Admiral McKee complimented the crew on their fine performance prior to his departure.
At precisely 12:08, 21 July 1984 USS Hyman G. Rickover was placed in commission by the commissioning officer Vice Admiral Bernard M. Kauderer, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. The ceremony was held in a downpour at Submarine Base Groton, Connecticut, and was well attended despite the weather and the one hour delay due to the late arrival of U.S. Representative Charles E. Bennett of Florida, the principal speaker.
Hyman G. Rickover was inactivated on 14 December 2006 and was transported to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, in 2007 for the year long inactivation process. Hyman G. Rickover was decommissioned in 2007, with the crew departing for the final time on 17 December 2007. The submarine was towed the next year to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, where it remains moored until dismantlement and disposal, which is scheduled for 2016.