Photo #: NH 41683 Homecoming of the Great White Fleet, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 22 February 1909 A crowd of local tugs and excursion steamers welcomes the Great White Fleet home at the end of its World cruise. Photographed from on board USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), the Fleet's flagship. Note the officer in Special Full Dress uniform on the embarkation ladder, at right. The excursion steamer in the right center background is the General Lee. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.