Battleships in heavy seas, circa 1908 (mainly during the cruise of the Great White Fleet): USS Virginia (BB-13), USS New Jersey (BB-15), USS Georgia (BB-15) and USS Oregon (BB-3).
Views of activities on board battleships, circa 1908 (mainly during the cruise of the Great White Fleet): 12” guns of USS Ohio; 6” gun crew in action; 18” torpedo; coaling; pie eating contest; sleeping on deck; target & gun crew of USS Georgia; crew calisthenics on USS Georgia, diver entering the water; scrubbing the deck; boxing and other games; mascots (goat and bear); and liberty party in a cutter.
Miscellaneous activities include USS Maine (BB-10) underway, circa 1907-1908; USS Indiana (BB-1) underway; USS Oregon (BB-3) at Chefoo, China; funeral aboard USS New York (ACR-3).
Locations noted include: Trinidad (swimming); Crossing the Line ceremony off the equator at Brazil; Straits of Magellan; Callao, Peru (on liberty); San Francisco, CA (Great White Fleet in the Golden Gate & Armored Cruisers of the Pacific Fleet); Bellingham, WA (sailors on parade in the city); Honolulu, HI (pineapples on ship’s deck); Australia (picnic in Sydney); Auckland, New Zealand (welcome banners); Manila; China; Japan; Ceylon; Egypt-Suez Canal (coaling by natives, camel rides to the pyramids and sphinx; and Ephesus, Turkey (camel ride).
Scenes at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1909, include Fisherman’s Point; sailors marching in camp with fleet in the background; rifle range; sailor’s baseball game; and the USS Missouri rifle team.