Page 4 - USS L. Mendel Rivers Submarine Launch


Photograph of an unidentified woman pinning a corsage on the jacket of Margaret "Peg" Middleton (Rivers) Eastman at the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered submarine, USS L. Mendel River. Mrs. Eastman was a daughter of its namesake, Congressman L. Mendel Rivers, who served as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee and was an outspoken advocate of nuclear propulsion for submarines and aircraft carriers. The submarine was built and launched at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. The image was removed from an old photograph album.

Gift of Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman.