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HMS Intrepid Silver Tray

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.


NMUSN-134:   Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.   Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf is giving remarks.   Shown:  Guests attend the presentation at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-134:  Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.   Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf is giving remarks.   Shown:  Guests attend the presentation at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-135:   Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  HMS Intrepid Silver Tray at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-135:  Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  HMS Intrepid Silver Tray at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-136:   Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  Attendees of the presentation look at the tray while at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-136:  Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  Attendees of the presentation look at the tray while at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  

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.”


NMUSN-137:   Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  Mrs. Edward R. Murrow gives remarks while Navy Memorial Museum Director, Captain Roger Pineau, far left, and Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf look on at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-137:  Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  Mrs. Edward R. Murrow gives remarks while Navy Memorial Museum Director, Captain Roger Pineau, far left, and Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf look on at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-138:   Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  Mrs. Edward R. Murrow gives holds the tray while Navy Memorial Museum Director, Captain Roger Pineau, far left, and Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf look on at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-138:  Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.     Shown:  Mrs. Edward R. Murrow gives holds the tray while Navy Memorial Museum Director, Captain Roger Pineau, far left, and Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf look on at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-139:   Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.    Shown:   Navy Memorial Museum Director Captain Roger Pineau, USNR, gives remarks while Mrs. Edward Murrow and Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf look on at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-139:  Presentation of HMS Intrepid Silver Tray, April 1975.    Shown:   Navy Memorial Museum Director Captain Roger Pineau, USNR, gives remarks while Mrs. Edward Murrow and Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf look on at the Navy Memorial Museum, April 18, 1975.    National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  

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.

Published: Tue Aug 17 10:46:48 EDT 2021