"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
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. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.