USS Nautilus SSN-571 Submarine Briefing is a historical lecture about the origins, design, construction and achievements of the world's first nuclear submarine. It begins with a detailed account of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover's life and determination to build a nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy. In this briefing, the history of the USS Nautilus SSN-571 is concisely reviewed and accomplishments highlighted. The Nautilus changed naval warfare. Here is how it happened.