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NH 41682 Homecoming of the "Great White Fleet"

Photo #: NH 41682  Homecoming of the "Great White Fleet"
Title: Homecoming of the "Great White Fleet"
Description: Photo #: NH 41682 Homecoming of the Great White Fleet, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 22 February 1909 Local excursion steamer General Lee (center) steaming past a line of Atlantic Fleet ships, during ceremonies welcoming the Great White Fleet home at the end of its World cruise. The ship at right is either USS Mississippi (Battleship # 23) or USS Idaho (Battleship # 24), neither of which participated in the cruise around the World. Note that she wears the newly-introduced grey paint, and has been fitted with a cage mainmast. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 41682
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