Great White Fleet of 1907 in Photos Photos
As a gesture toward world peace, President Teddy Roosevelt had a significant part of the US Navy painted white and sent it off from Hampton Roads, VA from the Jamestown Exposition site on Dec. 16, 1907 to circle the globe. The fleet stopped in Port of Spain, Trinidad; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Punta Arenas, Chile; Callao, Peru; Magdalena Bay, Mexico; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Puget Sound, WA; Honolulu, HI; Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Albany, Australia; Manila, Philippines; Yokohama, Japan; Amoy, China; Manila, Philippines; Colombo, Ceylon; Suez, Egypt; Malta; Messina, Italy; Naples, Italy; Marseilles, France; and Gibraltar. It returned to Hampton Roads on February 22, 1909.
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|Eagle figurehead of USS Connecticut, flagship of Great White Fleet sent on round the world peace mission in 1907 by Teddy Roosevelt in State Capitol. Hartford, CT.||Engraving (1907) of Battleship USS Connecticut leading Great White Fleet from Hampton Roads around the world in Harper's Weekly from Hampton Roads Naval Museum at Nauticus. Norfolk, VA.||Souvenir medals for visit of Great White Fleet to Japan & Australia (1908) from Hampton Roads Naval Museum at Nauticus. Norfolk, VA.||Presentation box commemorating visit of Great White Fleet to New Zealand (August, 1908) at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.|
|Souvenir program for visit of Great White Fleet to Australia (Sept. 11-17, 1908) from Hampton Roads Naval Museum at Nauticus. Norfolk, VA.||Graphic of American naval fleet (1902) as presented to Roosevelt by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.||Detail of graphic of American naval fleet (1902) as presented to Roosevelt by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.|