On This Day…..

U.S. Navy Attempts to Assassinate President Roosevelt?…..

November 13, 1943…..

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was aboard the USS Iowa when they thought they were under attack by German U-boats because the USS William D. Porter accidentally dropped a depth charge near them. The following day, with Roosevelt still on board, the Porter accidentally launched a torpedo at the Iowa. The Iowa was able to narrowly avoid the torpedo. When he heard about the incoming torpedo, wheelchair-bound Roosevelt asked that he be moved to the edge of the ship so that he could watch. Believing that the Porter might be involved in an assassination attempt, the captain and entire crew were arrested and investigated.