Ship Model of the Danmark

Ship Model of the

Medium: Wood, string, pigment

Dimensions: 24 x 45 x 17 inches

Model of the Danish maritime training ship the Danmark.  The model has three fully rigged masts and a painted orange-red and white hull.  The Danmark was built in 1933 and loaned to the United States during World War II as a training ship for the Coast Guard Academy.  The ship was returned to Denmark in 1945.

This model was presented to President Kennedy by Kirsten Runge in the Oval office during a NY Herald Tribune forum for students to visit the White House on February 15, 1961.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; accession number MO 79.185

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum