World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet"
December 1907 - February 1909
Shipboard Activities



This page features, and provides links to, views of shipboard activities taken during the 1907-1909 "Great White Fleet" World cruise, or which may have taken at that time.

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Photo #: NH 41667

"Great White Fleet" World cruise


Rainy deck on a battleship's deck, taken in port in 1908.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 68871

USS Connecticut
(Battleship # 18)

View on the ship's fore deck, looking aft, possibly taken in San Francisco Bay, California, on 8 May 1908. Connecticut was flagship during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise of 1907-1909.
Note the large illuminated letters installed on the ship's bridge face, spelling out her name for exhibition purposes. "Great White Fleet" ships were so-fitted during their visit to San Francisco.

Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1969.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 52813

Atlantic Fleet Staff Officers


On board USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), 1907.
These officers are (from left to right):
Lieutenant Commander Ridley McLean;
Lieutenant Commander Lloyd H. Chandler;
Captain Royal R. Ingersoll, Chief of Staff;
Lieutenant Charles R. Train; and
Lieutenant David A. Weaver.

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

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 50482

Lieutenant Commander Louis R. De Steiguer, USN
,
Executive Officer, USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18)

On board his ship, during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise, circa 1908.

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

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 41664

Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, USN
,
Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

With other officers on the bridge of his flagship, USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise, 1908.
Sperry is one of the officers seated in the center.
Another battleship is visible in the left center distance.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 41661

Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, USN
,
Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

With other officers on the bridge of his flagship, USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise, 1908.
Sperry is one of the officers seated at left.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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