World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet"
December 1907 - February 1909
Miscellaneous Images



This page features pictures of souvenirs and other miscellaneous subjects related to the World cruise of "Great White Fleet".




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Photo #: NH 76542-KN (Color)

Embroidered silk souvenir of the Great White Fleet's 1907-1909 cruise around the World

Probably purchased while the Fleet was visiting the Far East in 1908. Across its center are portraits of (from left to right) Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, who took command of the Fleet after it arrived on the U.S. West Coast; President Theodore Roosevelt; and Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, who commanded the Fleet during its voyage from Virginia to California. Also featured is a depiction of the Fleet steaming in column and a photograph of an unidentified Sailor.

Donation of Mrs. C.G. O'Fiel, 1972.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 75892

"Great White Fleet" World Cruise
,
December 1907 - February 1909

Embroidered tapestry commemorating the cruise, featuring portraits of (from left to right):
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, who commanded the Fleet during its voyage from the Atlantic to the Pacific;
President Theodore Roosevelt; and
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, who commanded the Fleet after it reached the U.S. West Coast.
Below the portraits are a depiction of the Fleet underway in column formation, and a round group photograph of three unidentified enlisted men.

Courtesy of Mrs. Winnie Stanfill, 1969. She retained the original tapestry at that time.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 95629-KN (color)

Embroidered Silk Tapestry

Commemorating the 1907-1909 World cruise of the "Great White Fleet". In addition to its embroidery, it features photographs of the fleet's ships and of Edward S. Oliver, Sr.

Donated in remembrance of Edward S. Oliver, Sr., by his family, 1984.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 95886-KN (color)

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

Souvenir scarf, depicting sixteen battleships of the fleet, and the flags of the World's nations, and listing the port's visited during the cruise.
The battleships shown are: (top row, left to right) -- Vermont, Minnesota, Kansas and Connecticut;
(upper middle row, left to right) -- Rhode Island, New Jersey, Nebraska and Georgia;
(lower middle row, left to right) -- Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Louisiana;
(bottom row, left to right) -- Kentucky, Kearsarge, Illinois and Wisconsin

Donation of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Devlin, 1972.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 106168-KN (color)

USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18)

Post card providing the ship's itinerary during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise.
This card was published prior to the completion of the cruise, as it is postmarked Mason, Michigan in January 1909 (exact date is unclear) and some dates apparently reflect the Fleet's original schedule. These notably include the dates of arrival at the Suez Canal (3 January 1909, not 5 January) and Hampton Roads (22 February 1909, not 21 January).

Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 106208-KN (color)

USS Minnesota (Battleship # 22)

Itinerary of the ship's Cruise around the World with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, 16 December 1907 to 21 February 1909.
The photograph of the ship alone is reproduced as
Photo # NH 106208-A.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 82984-KN (color)

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

"Flying a 'homeward-bound' pennant." -- colored postcard, published by the Middleton Company, Middleton, Connecticut, providing a cartoon depiction of "See the World" aspects of Navy life during the Atlantic Fleet's cruise around the World.
Note the ultra-long ribbon flying out from this Sailor's "Flat Hat".

Courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 81513-KN (color)

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

Welcoming the U.S. Atlantic Fleet to Sydney, Australia, August 1908. Artwork by Norman Carter, published in "The Sydney Mail", Wednesday, 19 August, 1908.

Courtesy of John C. Reilly, Jr.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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