Page 5 - USS L. Mendel Rivers Submarine Launch


Photograph of (from left) Lois Marion (Rivers) Ravenel, Margaret "Peg" Middleton (Rivers) Eastman, and the shipyard president, John P. Diesel at the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered submarine, USS L. Mendel River. Ravenel is holding a christening bottle wrapped in netting as Eastman and Diesel look on. 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.