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USCGC Electra (WPC-187) was turned over to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to use as his yacht . Electra replaced the Department of Commerce Inspection Boat USS Sequoia (AG-23, which was been returned to that department. Electra was large enough to accommodate the Presidential party and secret service agents. Electra was brought to Washington D.C. and formally turned over to the White House on 8 November 1935, She was renamed and designated USS Potomac (AG-25).

USCGC Electra (WPC-187) was turned over to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to use as his yacht . Electra replaced the Department of Commerce Inspection Boat USS Sequoia (AG-23, which was been returned to that department. Electra was large enough to accommodate the Presidential party and secret service agents. Electra was brought to Washington D.C. and formally turned over to the White House on 8 November 1935, She was renamed and designated USS Potomac (AG-25).

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Filename:phoca_thumb_l_electra.jpg
Album name:NLD151 / Potomac
Link to museum ship page:https://www.museumships.us/other/potomac
Image Source:https://www.navsource.org/archives/09/49/49025.htm
Filesize:123 KiB
Date added:Feb 24, 2018
Dimensions:900 x 656 pixels
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