From 1932 to 1977 US presidents had at their disposal a private yacht named USS Sequoia.
The vessel was capable of sleeping six, and hosting parties of up to 40 on its deck.
Aboard the Sequoia, presidents hosted foreign leaders and held glamorous parties.
President John F Kennedy celebrated his final birthday on the yacht, and President Richard Nixon held a summit with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
The boat was sold by the government by order of President Jimmy Carter in 1977.
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From Air Force One to armored cars like “the Beast”, the President of the United States tends to travel with a degree of style and fanfare.
And, until the 1970s , perhaps the ultimate option was the US presidential yacht — a ship maintained for their exclusive use, known as the “floating White House.”
On board, presidents hosted foreign leaders and held glamorous parties — or escaped the cares and clamour of Washington, D.C.
Below, Business Insider takes a look at the story of the last ever presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia.
The USS Sequoia was designed in 1925 by Norwegian John Trumpy, who at the time made the most sought-after luxury yachts in the …read more
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