Collection Photo # NH 41670: Great White Fleet World Cruise Atlantic Fleet battleships passing Pago Pago, Samoa, during their voyage from Hawaii to New Zealand, 1 August 1908.
81 page disassembled scrapbook of sepia photos showing life on board the battleships USS Connecticut (BB-18) and USS Florida (BB-30) during the cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909. Other ships seen include: USS Vermont (BB-20), USS Georgia (BB-15), USS Kansas (BB-21), USS Annapolis, HMS Powerful. People seen include: Rear Admiral Charles Sperry, President Theodore Roosevelt, Lieutenant Harry Yarnell, Ensign John McCain, Ensign Alexander Sharp, Lieutenant Commander Louis DeSteiguer, and Lieutenant Richard Wainwright, Jr. Many scenes ashore touring sites and engaging with local people in Hawaii; Syndey, Australia; Egypt; South America; Messina, Italy (after earthquake); Rome; Naples; Japan. Scenes on board ships showing Crossing the Line ceremony, gunnery drills, mascots including bear and kangaroo. Album may have originally belonged to Richard Wainwright, Jr., and was held by the Naval Historical Foundation until it was donated to the Naval History and Heritage Command. A significant portion of these images have been assigned NH numbers.