An original match book from President Harry S.Truman's Yacht the U.S.S.Willamsburg. The U.S.S.Willamsburg was the official Presidential Yacht for both Truman and Eisenhower.
ÇU.S.S. WILLIAMSBURG was launched in 1930 as the private yacht ARAS. Acquired by the Navy in 1941, the vessel was converted to a gunboat and renamed U.S.S. WILLIAMSBURG. During the war, WILLIAMSBURG patrolled off the coast of Iceland escorting merchant vessels and transports, watching for enemy submarines, rescuing survivors and many other duties.After the war, WILLIAMSBURG was converted to serve as Presidential Yacht for two presidents, Harry S. Truman and Dwight E. Eisenhower.
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