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John F. Kennedy Desk Sign

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  • Reproduction of the desk sign President John F. Kennedy kept on his desk in the Oval Office
  • Exact replica is cast in brass and mounted on a solid mahogany base
  • Measures 5 1/2-inches x 2 1/2-inches
  • Original plaque is on display in the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston
  • Inscribed with the Breton Fisherman's Prayer for sailors

Historic Replica of the Desk Sign President John F. Kennedy Kept on His Desk in the Oval Office.

In 1963, Admiral Rickover, who oversaw the development of the nation’s nuclear navy and was the driving force behind the construction of the first nuclear-powered submarine, gave President John F. Kennedy a plaque inscribed with the Breton Fisherman's Prayer, which states "O God, the sea is so great and my boat is so small."

Kennedy treasured the plaque and kept it on his desk in the Oval Office throughout his Presidency. The original plaque is on display in the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston as part of its Oval Office exhibit. Offering an exact replica, cast in brass and mounted on a solid mahogany base (Includes a copy of the "thank you" letter from JFK to Rickover).  Intended for keeping or giving.