"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
Photo #: NH 106216 Great White Fleet World Cruise, 1907-1909 Cartoon from a contemporary newspaper, concerning the fleet's departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 16 December 1907. President Theodore Roosevelt (at left, with top hat), Uncle Sam and Miss Columbia are shown waving good-bye as the sixteen Atlantic Fleet battleships steam away. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.