Page 6 - USS L. Mendel Rivers Submarine Launch


Photograph of (from left) 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. Eastman is inspecting the netting wrapped around the christening bottle held by Diesel. 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.