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The USS Potomac, originally named Electra, was built and commissioned in 1934 by the United States Coast Guard. In 1936 the U.S. Navy commissioned it and gave the vessel its current name. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used it as his Presdential Yacht until his death in 1945. Photograph caption dated February 1, 1964 reads, "On hand Thursday when Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic yacht Potomac was auctioned were, left to right, Glen Roland, president of Hydro-Capital Corp., former owner of vessel; Alta Sorenson, Valley Times special writer, and Pat McGee, attorney and former city councilman." Elvis Presley purchased the yacht for $55,000 and then donated it to the March of Dimes.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00119756 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d023_f20_i30 CARL0005382701 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/52627
Valley Times (Firm)--Employees Hydro-Capital Corp.--Presidents Potomac (Yacht) Presidential yachts--United States Yachts--California--Redondo Beach Men--California--Redondo Beach Lawyers--California--Redondo Beach Women--California--Redondo Beach Women journalists--California--Redondo Beach Fur garments--California--Redondo Beach Signs and signboards--California--Redondo Beach Loudspeakers--California--Redondo Beach Redondo Beach (Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs