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NH 106169-KN "Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909

Photo #: NH 106169-KN "Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
Title: "Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
Description: Great White Fleet World Cruise, 1907-1909 Post card published by H.H. Stratton, Chattanooga, Tennessee, depicting some of the Fleet's Sailors landing at San Diego, California, on 14 April 1908. This was the Atlantic Fleet battleship's first contact with American soil since leaving Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 16 December 1907 to begin its voyage around South America. The boat partially visible at left has a V on its bow, and is presumably from USS Vermont (Battleship # 20). Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 106169-KN
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