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President Franklin Roosevelt (striped tie) with Eleanor Roosevelt (far left) and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (between the Roosevelts) aboard the yacht Potomac, Washington, DC, 9 Jun 1939

Caption   President Franklin Roosevelt (striped tie) with Eleanor Roosevelt (far left) and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (between the Roosevelts) aboard the yacht Potomac, Washington, DC, 9 Jun 1939 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseLibrary of Congress
Identification Code   LC-DIG-hec-26817
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
29 Dec 2018 08:07:58 PM

The yacht Potomac was, at the time, moored starboard-side to Pier #4 of the Washington Navy Yard. They traveled upriver on the yacht to Mt Vernon where the President, First Lady, and their Royal Majesties disembarked Potomac.

The President is seen on the arm of Navy Captain Daniel J. Callaghan who was, at the time, an aide to President Roosevelt. Two years later, Capt Callaghan was released from presidential service to take command of the cruiser USS San Francisco. On 13 Nov 1942, now Rear Admiral Callaghan, was still aboard the San Francisco, but as Task Group Commander, when he was killed in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in that engagement.

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