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Potomac (AG-25) struck

On 25 February 1946, USS Potomac (AG-25) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register.
USS Potomac - Official Site, Oakland, CA


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Governor Stone transferred

1 February 1991, Schooner Governor Stone was transferred from private ownership to the non-profit Apalachicola Maritime Institute

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Cairo commissioned

25 January 1862, City-class gunboat USS Cairo was commissioned, Lt James M. Prichett in command.

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Potomac decommissioned

78 years ago today, on 15 November 1945, Thetis-class patrol boat USS Potomac (AG-25) was decommissioned by President Truman who chose the larger USS Williamsburg as his presidential yacht.
USS Potomac, Oakland, CA


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Electra transferred

On 8 November 1935, USCGC Electra (WPC-187) was transferred to the Navy, as USS Potomac, reclassified (AG-25) and became Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht, 
Musem ship USS Potomac, Oakland, CA


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Aries launched

42 years ago today, on 5 November 1981, Pegasus-class hydrofoil  USS Aries (PHM-5) was launched at Boeing Marine Systems, Renton, Washington, sponsored by Mrs. Earl B. Fowler, the wife of Vice Admiral Earl B. Fowler, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command.
Here seen flying along starboard side of USS Jesse L. Brown - (FF-1089) in 1989
Museum ship USS Aries - PHM5, Gasconade, MO

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Columbia added to NRHP

On 2 November 1979, excursion steamship SS Columbia was added to National Register of Historic Places.
SS Columbia Project, currently docked in Buffalo, NY

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Thea Foss launched

16 January 1930, today 88 years ago Thea Foss was launched at Craig Shipbuilding Co. Long Beach, CA and named in honour of the couple's expected first child, Dee Dee Barrymore.

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Balclutha in service

15 January 1887, today 131 years ago Balclutha was taken into service

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Polaris (Thea Foss) renamed

10 January 1941, today 77 years ago  Polaris (Thea Foss), while in United States Navy service, was renamed Amber and designated Coastal Patrol Yacht PYc-6

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