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Ships of the Great White Fleet: From Hampton Roads to San Francisco

Composition of the fleet during the first leg of the cruise (from Hampton Roads to San Francisco):

Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, commanding

 First Squadron
First Division
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, commanding
Second Division
Rear Admiral William H. Emory, commanding
USS Connecticut, flagship of the Commander in Chief.
Captain Hugo Osterhaus
USS Georgia, flagship of Divisional Commander
Captain Henry McCrea
USS Kansas
Captain Charles E. Vreeland
USS New Jersey
Captain William H. H. Southerland
USS Vermont
Captain William P. Potter
USS Rhode Island
Captain Joseph B. Murdock
USS Louisiana
Captain Richard Wainwright
USS Virginia
Captain Seaton Schroeder

Second Squadron
Third Division
Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas, commanding
Fourth Division
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding
USS Minnesota, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain John Hubbard
USS Alabama, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain Ten Eyck DeW. Veeder
USS Maine
Captain Giles B. Harber
USS Illinois
Captain John M. Bowyer
USS Missouri
Captain Greenlief A. Merriam
USS Kearsarge
Captain Hamilton Hutchins
USS Ohio
Captain Charles W. Bartlett
USS Kentucky
Captain Walter C. Cowles

Fleet Auxiliaries

USS Culgoa (storeship, Hampton Roads to Manila)
Lt. Commander John B. Patton
USS Glacier (storeship)
Commander William S. Hogg
USS Panther (repair ship)
Commander Valentine S. Nelson
USS Yankton (tender)
Lt. Walter R. Gherardi
USS Relief (hospital ship)

"Torpedo Flotilla" of Destroyers

Hopkins
Lt. Alfred G. Howe
Stewart
Lt. Julius F. Hellweg
Hull
Lt. Frank McCommon
Truxton
Lt. Charles S. Kerrick
Lawrence
Lt. Ernest Friedrick
Whipple
Lt. Hutch I. Cone
Arethusa (torpedo flotilla tender)
Commander Albert W. Grant

Continue to Composition of the fleet during the second leg of the cruise (from San Francisco to Puget Sound and back)

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Source: U.S. Navy Department. Information Relative to the Voyage of the United States Atlantic Fleet Around the World, December 16, 1907 to February 22, 1909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910.

9 October 1998