Vice President Kamala Harris now has her personal “Resolute” desk, crafted from supplies from the historic USS Structure warship.
That includes intricate patriotic carvings of eagles and stars, the desk was made utilizing wooden, copper and nails taken from the Structure throughout two renovations of the frigate between 2007 and 2017, the outlet reported, citing Paul Taylor, a spokesman for Naval Historical past and Heritage Command, which headed up the undertaking.
Commissioned in 1794 and now berthed at Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard, the Structure — dubbed “Outdated Ironsides” by poet Oliver Wendell Holmes — is the oldest US warship nonetheless afloat.
Harris’ desk was one in all two “heritage desks” constructed by the Seabees this yr, with the opposite delivered to the workplace of the secretary of the Navy, now Thomas Harker in an performing capability, Navy.com reported.
That desk consists of not solely supplies from the Structure, but in addition a number of different well-known American warships, together with the usChesapeake frigate — additionally commissioned in 1794 — and the battleship USS Arizona, sunk through the assault on Pearl Harbor.
A drawer on the Navy secretary’s desk options pen trays constructed with a bit of the Arizona.
The undertaking was accredited beneath President Donald Trump, and building on the desks started on Jan. four, whereas he was nonetheless in workplace.
“Every of those historic warships, like so many different vessels all through the historical past of the Navy, embody the dignity, braveness, and dedication of those that served in them,” Taylor advised Navy.com. “Extra importantly, the desks can be lasting reminders to our civilian leaders that at this time’s Navy and our various sailors and Marines are deployed ahead — alongside our allies and companions — to discourage aggression and protect freedom of the seas.”