Photograph of the USS Wilmette Warship

$345.00
SKU:
MISC447
Width:
22.13 (in)
Height:
20.13 (in)
Depth:
0.75 (in)
Is Sold:
Currently Available
Shop By Era:
20th Century Pre WWII
Age:
1918
Country of Manufacture:
United States
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Naval warfare: USS Wilmette After the sinking of the SS Eastland, at port of Chicago, the salvage was sold to the US navy and post restoration, the SS Eastland became a gunboat and was renamed the USS Wilmette. In August 1943 the USS Wilmette, transported then President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Admiral William D. Leahy, James F. Byrnes and Harry Hopkins on a 10-day cruise, in order to plan strategies for World War II. The USS Wilmette was primarily used as a training vessel, and was scrapped in December of 1945.