NR-1 US Navy: Nucear Research Submarine of the 20th Century

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During late 1960s, US Navy under Vice Admiral Rickover[USN], launched a new special, deep dive research submarine designated the NR-1. It ostensibly was to promote research on the Oceans and nuclear submarine uses. In fact, one of its important objectives was to effectly counter then increasingly capable Soviet Russian submarines and ocean capabilities. Here are several online sources descriptive of the NR-1 during its era in the 20th Century at Admiral Rickover's direction, outside the regular commission Navy submarine forces:

Correction to Title: Should be "Nuclear" not "Nucear."