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NHF-140 US Navy in China Collection

8 oversize prints showing the US Navy at Amoy, China, in 1908, during the worldwide cruise of the Great White Fleet. Most images show an elaborate parade ground, sports field, viewing stands, buildings, and ceremonial entrance constructed by the locals for the arrival of the squadron. One photos of US ships firing a salute, including USS Virginia (BB-13), USS Missouri (BB-63), USS Kearsarge (BB-5) and USS Kentucky (BB-6). All photos have been assigned NH numbers.
Title: US Navy in China Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # NH 106148: Great White Fleet World Cruise, 1907-1909 Battleships of the Second Squadron, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, saluting during their visit to Amoy, China, circa 30 October - 5 November 1908. The U.S. Ships are anchored in line of Divisions, with the Third Division closest to the camera. USS Louisiana, flagship of the Second Squadron and Third Division, is partially visible at the far right. Astern of her in the same line are USS Virginia (right center) and USS Missouri (left center). The Fourth Division is anchored just beyond the Third Division's line. USS Wisconsin, Fourth Division flagship, is toward the right (between Virginia and Louisiana). Astern of her (in no particular order) are USS Kearsarge and USS Kentucky. The four grey ships, in the most distant line, all appear to be Chinese cruisers.
Description: 8 oversize prints showing the US Navy at Amoy, China, in 1908, during the worldwide cruise of the Great White Fleet. Most images show an elaborate parade ground, sports field, viewing stands, buildings, and ceremonial entrance constructed by the locals for the arrival of the squadron. One photos of US ships firing a salute, including USS Virginia (BB-13), USS Missouri (BB-63), USS Kearsarge (BB-5) and USS Kentucky (BB-6). All photos have been assigned NH numbers.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-140
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Circa this Year: 1908
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  • People-Places-Things--Chinese
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  • Photograph
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