World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet", December 1907 - February 1909
Suez Canal Transit and Visit to Egypt, January 1909



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Photo #: NH 1182

World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet", 1907-1909


Battleships of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet steaming in the Suez Canal, while en route from Suez to Port Said in early January 1909. Photograph looks aft from one of the battleships' foremasts.

Collection of Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright, USN, 1928.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 41503

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909


One of the Fleet's battleships coming through the Suez Canal, January 1909.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 106125

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909


View from on board one of the Fleet's battleships as she passes through the Suez Canal, January 1909.

Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 106124

Suez Canal, Egypt


View from a U.S. Navy battleship as it transits the canal with the "Great White Fleet", January 1909.
Note the freighter in the middle-distance.

Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 101492

S.S. Polynesien
(French Passenger Liner, 1890-1918)

Transiting the Suez Canal, as seen from a "Great White Fleet" battleship in early January 1909.
Polynesien was a Messageries Maritimes liner in the Marseilles to Australia service.

Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 101493

Suez Canal, Egypt


A "Great White Fleet" battleship casts its three-funneled shadow on the canal bank, as it steams toward Port Said in early January 1909.

Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 106126

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909


View of a camel caravan at a canal ferry crossing, taken from one of the Fleet's battleships as she transits the Suez Canal in January 1909.

Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 106127

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909


A signal station seen from one of the Fleet's battleships during her January 1909 Suez Canal transit.

Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 41504

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909


View looking aft from high on the foremast of USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), as she transits the Suez Canal in January 1909.
Note the small sailing vessel following astern.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 41508

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909


View looking over the bow of USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), taken from the ship's foremast as she transits the Suez Canal, January 1909.
Note the small sailing vessel ahead.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 
Photo #: NH 2400

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise


Crew members relaxing on the foredeck of USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18) as she transits the Suez Canal in early January 1909, during the cruise around the World.

Collection of Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright, Jr., 1928.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photgraph

 



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