"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
Photo #: NH 106181 Great White Fleet World Cruise, 1907-1909 Race boat crew from one of the Fleet's battleships resting at Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii Territory, 19 July 1908. Their ship is probably USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), as the officer in the left center background is Midshipman Robert R.M. Emmet, who was assigned to that ship. The original photo, printed on post card stock, states that this was the winning crew that day. The card was mailed at Honolulu on 21 July 1908. Courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.