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128 viewsEx-USS Potomac (AG-25) entering the Sausalito (CA) Channel, 7 November 2010.
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125 viewsUSS Potomac (AG-25) under way, 9 June 1939, with President F.D. Roosevelt and King George V1 and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom embarked during a royal visit to Washington, D.C. Note the flag of the British Royal family on the foremast and the Presidential flag at the main top. Note also that the mainmast has been moved forward since the ship's 1936 conversion.
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124 viewsUSCGC 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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117 viewsUSS Potomac (AG-25) under way off Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1940.
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103 viewsSan Francisco Bay
8 May 2011
     
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