The Ships of the Great White Fleet

NH 92091: Battleships of the Great White Fleet

NH 92091. Battleships of the Great White Fleet. Photo by C.E. Waterman, collection of Roy D. France, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

 

The Original Fleet

“Did you ever see such a fleet? Isn’t it magnificent? Oughtn’t we all feel proud?” exclaimed President Roosevelt as, from the presidential yacht Mayflower, he watched the sixteen gleaming white and buff first-class battleships pass out of Hampton Roads, through the Virginia Capes, and into the open sea. The fleet was organized into two squadrons, and each squadron consisted of two divisions of four battleships each.

—From The World Cruise of the Great White Fleet, p. 3

First Division
Connecticut
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Kansas
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Louisiana
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Vermont
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Second Division
Georgia

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New Jersey
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Rhode Island
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Virginia
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Third Division
Maine
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Minnesota
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Missouri
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Ohio
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Fourth Division
Alabama
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Illinois
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Kearsarge
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Kentucky
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Changes at San Francisco

Two ships detached:

Alabama Maine

Two ships added:

Nebraska
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Wisconsin
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In addition, battleship divisions were reorganized before the Great White Fleet departed San Francisco.

 

Torpedo Boat Destroyers and Auxiliaries

Contributing to the overall success of the voyage, the following torpedo boat destroyers and fleet auxiliaries accompanied the battleships during parts of the cruise:

Torpedo Boat Destroyers
Hopkins

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Hull
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Lawrence
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Stewart
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Truxtun
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Whipple
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Auxiliary Ships
Arethusa

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Culgoa
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Glacier
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Panther
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Relief
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Yankton
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Published:Tue Nov 28 07:45:57 EST 2017