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Ships of the Great White Fleet: From San Francisco to Puget Sound

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

Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding

First Division
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding
Second Division
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, commanding
USS Connecticut, flagship of the Commander in Chief.
Captain Hugo Osterhaus
USS Georgia, flagship of Divisional Commander
Captain Edward F. Qualtrough
USS Kansas
Captain Charles E. Vreeland
USS Nebraska, Captain Reginald F. Nicholson
USS Minnesota, Captain John Hubbard USS New Jersey
Captain William H.H. Southerland
USS Vermont
Captain William P. Potter
USS Rhode Island
Captain Joseph B. Murdock

Third Division
Rear Admiral William H. Emory, commanding
Fourth Division
Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, commanding
USS Louisiana, flagship of squadron commander
Captain Kossuth Niles
USS Wisconsin, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain Frank E. Beatty
USS Virginia
Captain Alexander Sharp
USS Illinois
Captain John M. Bowyer
USS Missouri
Captain Robert M. Doyle
USS Kearsarge
Captain Hamilton Hutchins
USS Ohio
Captain Thomas B. Howard
USS Kentucky
Captain Walter C. Cowles

Fleet Auxiliaries

USS Culgoa (storeship)
Lt. Commander John B. Patton
USS Yankton (tender)
Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay
USS Glacier (storeship)
Commander William S. Hogg
USS Relief (hospital ship)
Surgeon Charles F. Stokes
USS Panther (repair ship)
Commander Valentine S. Nelson


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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