Photograph of the USS Wilmette Warship

Photograph of the USS Wilmette Warship, circa Late 1918

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Photograph of the USS Wilmette Warship
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.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Antique
  • Age: 1918
  • Measurements:
  • Height: 20.13 inches
  • Depth: .75 inches
  • Length/Width: 22.13 inches

Item Number: MISC447

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