Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the United States Navy. Topics include moving the USS Constitution; the first sea trials of Polaris submarine USS Andrew Jackson; and the appointment of Admiral Harold Page Smith as Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, upon the retirement of Admiral Robert L. Dennison. Also included in this folder are letters from the President to Navy personnel injured on the USS Constellation, numerous condolence letters from the President to families of deceased Navy and Marine Corps personnel, and a transcript of a press conference held by Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric concerning the Defense Industry Advisory Council. Of note is a newspaper clipping from The Chicago Sun dated September 13, 1942 with a picture of Navy personnel, including the President, recently chosen for torpedo boat service.