Collection photo# NH 106193: Great White Fleet World Cruise, 1907-1909 President Theodore Roosevelt (right) shakes hands with Lieutenant Walter R. Gherardi, Commanding Officer of USS Yankton. Photographed during the President's visit to Yankton on 16 December 1907, as the Atlantic Fleet departed Hampton Roads, Virginia, to begin its cruise around the World. Commander William S. Sims is partially visible at the far right.
Photograph depicting President Theodore ROOSEVELT shaking Lieutenant Walter R. GHERARDI’S hand. Gherardi was commanding officer of the USS YANKTON (1898-1921) on Dec. 16, 1907 on the occasion of the departure of the Great White Fleet. Donated originally to the Naval Historical Foundation by Captain Marion EPPLEY, April 29, 1945 Acc. #54-025-1. Seen also: Lieutenant Commander SIMS. This photo has been removed to the NH series, NH 106193.