On April 18, 1975, Mrs. Edward R. Murrow presented a silver-footed tray to the Navy Memorial Museum. The Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf II, along with his wife, also attended the presentation at the museum. Captain Roger Pineau, USNR, accepted the tray on behalf of the museum. Also in attendance was Mrs. Dean Acheson (her husband was the 51st Secretary of State), author Eric Severied, and Royal Navy Captain W. Godsal.
The HMS Intrepid inscription reads, “At the launching of His Majesty’s Ship Intrepid of 64 Guns 1374 Tons the 4th December 1770 and Built by Mr. William Gray at Woolwich.”
Edward R. Murrow became prominent during World War II as a war correspondent. Following the war, he pioneered radio and television news broadcasting with programs such as Person to Person. In January 1961, Murrow became the head of the United States Information Agency serving until 1964. He died on April 27, 1965.