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    Shepard, Tazewell: USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., DD 850
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962: 16 January-20 November, undated

    This folder contains memoranda between the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and Tazewell Shepard, Naval Aide to the President. Materials concern the President's visit to the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. DD-850. Items include information about watching the America's Cup race from the ship, letters of invitation to Congr...

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    Briefing Board #40: Inspection of Soviet Ship Volgoles / 9 November 1962
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials1962 November 09

    Low altitude reconnaissance photograph of the Soviet ship Volgoles being inspected at sea on 9 November 1962. The USS Vesole (DD 878) is seen alongside the Volgoles as crewmen of the Volgoles have pulled back the tarpaulin covering a missile.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    PX66-20:40. Briefing Board #40: Inspection of Soviet Ship Volgoles / 9 November 1962
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials9 November 1962

    Low altitude reconnaissance photograph of the Soviet ship Volgoles being inspected at sea on 9 November 1962. The USS Vesole (DD 878) is seen alongside the Volgoles as crewmen of the Volgoles have pulled back the tarpaulin covering a missile.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Ship Model of the "USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr."
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    This is a ship model of the Gearing class destroyer, the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD 850), made from wood and painted battleship gray with a brown hull. The deck is outfitted with a radar array extending up from the observation deck and four 38 caliber guns. On the aft landing pads sits a drone remote control weapon carrier, or DASH (Drone Anti...

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