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Beginning of the Cruise

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President Theodore Roosevelt (right) shakes hands with Lieutenant Walter R. Gherardi, Commanding Officer, Yankton, 16 December 1907.

NH 106193. President Theodore Roosevelt (right) shakes hands with Lieutenant Walter R. Gherardi, Commanding Officer, Yankton, 16 December 1907. Courtesy of Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; donation of Captain Marion Eppley; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Connecticut leading the other 15 battleships out of Hampton Roads, beginning of cruise, 16 December 1907.

NH 106192. Connecticut leading the other 15 battleships out of Hampton Roads, beginning of cruise, 16 December 1907. Copied from The New Navy of the United States, by N.L. Stebbins (New York, 1912); donation of David Shadell, 1987; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Connecticut at right leads the Atlantic Fleet out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, at start of world cruise, December 1907.

NH 78238. Connecticut at right leads the Atlantic Fleet out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, at start of world cruise, December 1907. Photographed by O.W. Waterman; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph. Download image.

Great White Fleet battleships steaming out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, at start of cruise, 16 December 1907.

NH 1572. Great White Fleet battleships steaming out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, at start of cruise, 16 December 1907. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Cartoon showing President Theodore Roosevelt (at left, with top hat), Uncle Sam, and Miss Columbia waving good-bye as the sixteen Atlantic Fleet battleships steam away.

NH 106216. Cartoon concerning fleet's departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia, 16 December 1907. Courtesy of Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Chart from newspaper showing route to be taken by the fleet from their December 1907 departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia, until their planned arrival at San Francisco, California, in the spring of 1908. Text below the chart indicates it was published mid-December 1907.

NH 106219. Chart from newspaper showing route to be taken for first part of cruise. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Chart from newspaper showing the movements of the fleet during the first two days of cruising after departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia.

NH 106220. Chart from newspaper showing movements during first two days of cruising. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Chart from newspaper showing movements during first three days of cruising after departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia.

NH 106220-A. Chart from newspaper showing movements during first three days of cruising. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Chart from newspaper showing the route of the fleet battleships from their 29 January 1907 departure from Trinidad until their arrival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 12 January 1908. It emphasizes the offshore course taken to avoid strong westerly currents off the northeastern coast of South America.

NH 106221. Chart from newspaper showing route from Trinidad to Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Chart from newspaper showing the movements of the fleet battleships from their 8 February 1908 passage of the western part of the Straits of Magellan until their arrival at Callao, Peru, on 20 February 1908.

NH 106227-B. Chart from newspaper showing route from Straits of Magellan to Peru. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Published:Tue Nov 28 07:49:46 EST 2017