"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
Photo #: NH 106193 Great White Fleet World Cruise, 1907-1909 President Theodore Roosevelt (right) shakes hands with Lieutenant Walter R. Gherardi, Commanding Officer of USS Yankton. Photographed during the President's visit to Yankton on 16 December 1907, as the Atlantic Fleet departed Hampton Roads, Virginia, to begin its cruise around the World. Commander William S. Sims is partially visible at the far right. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Donation of Captain Marion Eppley, 1945. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.