Great White Fleet World Cruise December 1907 - February 1909 Halftone reproduction of a photograph by Underwood & Underwood, showing President Theodore Roosevelt (right) on board USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18), probably upon the Fleet's return to the United States, 22 February 1909. Standing beside the President is Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet. In the left background, partially obscured by the Sailor in the left foreground, is Captain Charles E. Vreeland, Commanding Officer, USS Kansas (Battleship # 21). Courtesy of Harry Howard, 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.