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Annapolis, Maryland: Hyman Rickover's Shiny Nose

Rub the famous admiral's large, bronze nose for luck, just like the midshipmen do.

U.S. Naval Academy

Holloway Rd, Annapolis, MD
The statue is at Rickover Hall, part of the Nuclear Science Building, on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy.
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Hyman Rickover bust.

Rub Rickover's Nose

Make sure to walk up all the stairs to the main entrance for Rickover Hall. Immediately upon entering you will see the Rickover statue.

This is just the beginning of many exhibits to see in the building, including beautiful, large model Navy ships, as you walk around the halls. Make sure to go downstairs to the lab deck to see the cool engineering models and working labs.

We didn't have to ask anyone permission.

[Laurence Drucker, 08/04/2022]
Hyman Rickover's Nose - Statue Burnishing

Although the bust of Hyman Rickover sits just a few meters inside the lobby from the front door of the Nuclear Science building, a sign out side of the building clearly states "Authorized Personnel Only". The door is usually open during the day and while the lobby is usually empty, it is obvious there are plenty of security cameras around to catch the adventurous "nose-rubber". The urge to just run in and give ole Hyman's nose one little rub may be irresistable, but you might ask you self one question first, "Do I feel lucky?" Or just ask find one of the many very pleasant and courteous midshipmen to escort you inside so that you can satisfy your urge. I'm sure that they would be more than happy to oblige and to have a tale to tell their classmates about the strange tourists on campus.

[Nosey Rubber, 08/26/2002]
Statue with Lucky Nose

I understand that the nose of the statue of Hyman Rickover in the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, is rubbed by seniors preparing to take finals in nuclear engineering.

[Ed Scott, 08/21/1997]

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