Rickover, Hyman George

(b. 1900)
   US naval engineer. Rickover was the son of a tailor who emigrated from Poland to the United States when the boy was six years of age. He was commissioned in the US navy and spent three years in the submarine service. Later he studied electrical engineering under the auspices of the navy, and during World War II was in charge of the electrical side of naval shipbuilding.
   When the war was over, he conceived the idea of nuclear-powered submarines and overcame much opposition before being put in charge of a project to develop them, with the aid of the Atomic Energy Commission. As a result of his work, the world’s first nuclear submarine, Nautilus, was launched in 1954– an event which was to revolutionize not only naval warfare but the global balance of power between the United States and the Soviet Union. Rickover retired from the service with the rank of vice-admiral.

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  • RICKOVER, HYMAN GEORGE — (1900–1986), U.S. naval officer; father of the atomic powered submarine. Rickover, born in Russian Poland, was taken by his family to Chicago in 1906, where his father became a tailor. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1922 and …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rickover,Hyman George — Rick·o·ver (rĭkʹō vər), Hyman George. 1900 1986. American admiral who advocated and greatly contributed to the development of nuclear submarines and ships. He was also an outspoken critic of the American educational system. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hyman George Rickover — Hyman Rickover (1955) Hyman George Rickover (* 27. Januar 1900 in Maków Mazowiecki; † 8. Juli 1986 in Arlington, Virginia) war ein Viersterne Admiral der US Marine. Er ist als der „Vater der Nuklearmarine“ weithin anerkannt. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rickover, Hyman G. — ▪ United States admiral in full  Hyman George Rickover   born Jan. 27, 1900, Makov, Russia died July 8, 1986, Arlington, Va., U.S.  American naval officer and engineer who developed the world s first nuclear powered engines and the first atomic… …   Universalium

  • Hyman George Rickover — noun United States admiral who advocated the development of nuclear submarines (1900 1986) • Syn: ↑Rickover, ↑Hyman Rickover • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rickover, Admiral Hyman George — SUBJECT AREA: Ports and shipping, Weapons and armour [br] b. 27 January 1900 Russian Poland d. 8 July 1986 Arlington, Virginia, USA [br] Polish/American naval officer, one of the principal architects of the United States nuclear submarine… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Hyman G. Rickover — Hyman Rickover (1955) Hyman George Rickover (* 27. Januar 1900 in Maków Mazowiecki; † 8. Juli 1986 in Arlington, Virginia) war ein Viersterne Admiral der US Marine. Er ist als der „Vater der Nuklearmarine“ weithin anerkannt. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rickover — Hyman Rickover (1955) Hyman George Rickover (* 27. Januar 1900 in Maków Mazowiecki; † 8. Juli 1986 in Arlington, Virginia) war ein Viersterne Admiral der US Marine. Er ist als der „Vater der Nuklearmarine“ weithin anerkannt. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hyman Rickover — noun United States admiral who advocated the development of nuclear submarines (1900 1986) • Syn: ↑Rickover, ↑Hyman George Rickover • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rickover — noun United States admiral who advocated the development of nuclear submarines (1900 1986) • Syn: ↑Hyman Rickover, ↑Hyman George Rickover • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval officer …   Useful english dictionary

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