USS POTOMAC (yacht)

Also known as: FDR's Presidential Yacht, The Floating Whitehouse, ELECTRA
1660 Embarcadero, Oakland, California

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Description 

One of three surviving major vessels used as presidential yachts, Potomac served only one president. She was used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1936-1945 and was a major symbol of his presidency; briefings, meetings, and decisions were made on board, and she provided transportation to a rendezvous with Winston Churchill to arrange the Atlantic Charter in 1940. Restored to her 1939 appearance, she is a working museum vessel. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 14, 1990

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 1987
Reference number
87000068
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Argo class patrol boat
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current functions
Museum; Water-related
Period of significance
1925-1949

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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