The USS Sequoia is known to the public as the first presidential yacht acquired by the government. The ship has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The significance of the ship in American history lies deep in its halls and state rooms. There are important historical events that happened inside the ship. These are events that made a big impact to US history as well as to the world. The company Gary Silversmith USS Sequoia, the current owner of the prized ship, scoured for relevant information about the ship’s history and interesting stories during its time as the presidential yacht. The infographic sheds light to some of the frequently asked questions about the USS Sequoia.
The infographic details the basic build of the ship. The USS Sequoia is 91 tons and 104 feet long. It runs on 2 large Detroit diesel engines and can hold up to 1400 gallons of diesel fuel. The yacht became popular after it was purchased by the US government to serve as the official presidential yacht. The yacht was able to serve eight US presidents until it was auctioned off by Jimmy Carter in 1977. The presidents listed in the infographic were Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. The company Gary Silversmith USS Sequoia has collected many interesting stories about the ship during its stint as the presidential yacht. It was rumored that Roosevelt and Eisenhower planned D-Day aboard the ship. Another story is that Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb while also aboard the ship. During the height of the Watergate scandal, it was on the ship that Nixon decided to resign from office. The ship also witnessed the last birthday celebrated by John F. Kennedy. It is considered as the first handicapped-accessible ship after Roosevelt had an elevator installed to help him move around without any assistance.
Gary Silversmith is a Washington lawyer and presidential memorabilia collector. His company bought the Sequoia for US $1.9 million and is now available to the public for charter. His number is 202-555-0000 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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