Photo #: NH 41659
"Great White Fleet" World Cruise
Three battleships of the Atlantic Fleet's Third Squadron steaming in column in mid-Atlantic, as they greet the "Great White Fleet" during its voyage back to the United States at the end of its World cruise, February 1909.
These ships, wearing the recently-adopted grey paint scheme, are (from left to right:
USS Maine (Battleship # 10), Squadron flagship;
USS New Hampshire (Battleship # 25); and
either USS Mississippi (Battleship # 23) or USS Idaho (Battleship #24). Note that this ship has been fitted with a "cage" mainmast.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 5 September 2008