Photo #: NH 50477
World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet", 1907-1909
Lieutenant John E. Lewis, USN, with a mascot Kangaroo on board USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18).
The Kangaroo was presented to the ship by the citizens of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, when the U.S. Atlantic Fleet visited the city in late August 1908.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 November 2007