In a momentous ceremony, the United States Navy recently commissioned its 22nd Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, the USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), at a shipyard in Connecticut.

This event marks the addition of a cutting-edge vessel to the Navy’s formidable submarine fleet. It pays tribute to Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, a visionary leader whose contributions to naval propulsion technology have had a lasting impact.

Admiral Rickover: The Father of the Nuclear Navy

The USS Hyman G. Rickover is named in honor of Admiral Rickover, a towering figure in the history of the US Navy.

Admiral Rickover’s service spanned over six decades, and his enduring legacy as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy” is a testament to his pioneering work in naval propulsion.