President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The ship honors
32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(1882-1945), and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). Roosevelt
served as the 12th Assistant Secretary of the Navy for seven years
before being elected to the first of four terms as President in 1932.
He guided the nation out of the Great Depression and through World War
The First Lady was known as a tireless worker for social causes,
serving twice as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations. She chaired the
United Nations Human Rights Commission, and was entirely responsible
for drafting the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. One
previous U.S. Navy ship was named in the President’s honor -
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CV 42) (1945-1977) earned one star for her
participation in the Vietnam conflict.