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 G. W. Fleet 1908
The "Great White Fleet" was sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from December 16, 1907 to February 22, 1909.
The officers of the fleet were entertained at theater parties, and had their hotel expenses paid by the city welcoming committee.
On July 7, 1908 the fleet was reassembled under the command of Rear Admiral Charles Sperry and bid farewell to San Francisco and departed for Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.
www.postcard.org /gwf01.htm   (481 words)

  
 Voyage of the Great White Fleet, 1907 - 1909
Voyage of the Great White Fleet, 1907 - 1909
From Albany, the fleet headed north, passing through the Lombok Strait, at the eastern tip of Java, then steaming across the Java Sea, through the Macassar Strait Between Borneo and Sulawesi, passing within sight of Zamboanga on Mindanao, to Manila, where the fleet anchored on 2 October 1908.
Heading north for Japan, the fleet met a second typhoon, sweeping three men overboard (two of whom were rescued), causing considerable damage to the ships, and delaying the fleets arrival at Yokohama.
www.angelfire.com /in/shiphistory/voygrwhitefl.html   (1074 words)

  
 The Great White Fleet
All of the ships were newly painted a gleaming white and hence the flotllla became known as the "Great White Fleet".
The historical rundown of the "Great White Fleet" informs us that additional wireless broadcasts were made for the benefit of professional and amateur radio operators in Colombo, Aden and Egypt, as well as to Greece, Turkey and Gibraltar.
When the "Great White Fleet" returned to the Brooklyn Navy Yards at the conclusion of this historic diplomatic and radio jaunt around the world, the entire assemblage of wireless apparatus was removed from all of the participating ships and placed into storage.
radiodx.com /spdxr/Great_White.htm   (853 words)

  
 Haze Gray & Underway Photo Feature: The Great White Fleet
The ships, commonly known as the "Great White Fleet" due to their white-painted hulls, called in ports the world over, impressing foreign dignitaries with the appearance of great power.
This was the last great hurrah for the age of white ships, buff masts and high diplomacy on the high seas.
Roosevelt, aboard the Presidential yacht Mayflower, steams past the fleet in Hampton Roads on 16 December 1907, as the warships lie at anchor.
www.hazegray.org /features/gwf   (452 words)

  
 The Cruise of the Great White Fleet
The four squadrons of warships, dubbed the "Great White Fleet," were manned by 14,000 sailors and marines under the command of Rear Adm. Robley "Fighting Bob" Evans.
When the fleet arrived in San Francisco on May 6, the hills surrounding the city by the Bay were packed with thousands of greeters, many brought in by special trains from outlying communities.
The enthusiasm of the cheering multitudes waiting on shore to greet the fleet was not dampened by the inclement weather, and once again aboard the presidential yacht Mayflower, Roosevelt responded to the rendering of the fleet's 21-gun salute with enthusiastic waves.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/gwf_cruise.htm   (5673 words)

  
 GREAT WHITE FLEET OPERATIONAL SCENARIO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"white and spar" as was common in peacetime).
White Fleet arrived at Yokohama in October of 1908, the Japanese
GREAT WHITE FLEET, and CRUISER WARFARE for the Japanese.
grognard.com /variants1/gwfscen.html   (1671 words)

  
 Great White Fleet
The "Great White Fleet" sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 consisted of sixteen new battleships of the Atlantic Fleet.
Leaving Messina on 9 January 1909, the Fleet stopped at Naples, Italy, thence to Gibraltar, arriving at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 22 February 1909.
Illustration: Souvenir of the cruise of the Great White Fleet.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq42-1.htm   (518 words)

  
 Forging The Nation - The Great White Fleet
Celebrations for the arrival of a United States Navy fleet in Australia in 1908 had been surpassed only by those conducted for Federation.
Great excitement accompanied the visit of the United States fleet in 1908, and many souvenirs were produced to mark the event.
The large white ships were a reassuring sight to those who were nervous of Asia, particularly Japan's growing naval power.
www.awm.gov.au /forging/security/fleet.htm   (169 words)

  
 The Great White Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Other ships in the fleet that toured Puget Sound were the Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio and Wisconsin, visiting Port Angeles, and the Illinois, and Kearsarge, visiting Port Townsend.
The Great White Fleet departed Bellingham Bay for Seattle on Saturday, May 23, 1908.
The Bellingham Herald noted that the first to leave for Seattle were the "speilers," vendors hawking curios and momentos commemorating the fleet’s visit.
www.whatcommuseum.org /pages/history/whiteFleet.htm   (370 words)

  
 George Lawrence & His Aerial Photos
White hulls of the Great White Fleet--a combination of the Atlantic and Pacific fleets--extend beyond the Golden Gate into the Pacific as they arrive for the naval review of 6 May 1908 (below).
This time, his purpose was to record both the extent to which the city had been rebuilt and the arrival of the Great White Fleet.
Lawrence captured the fleet in what is probably the first aerial photograph in history of such an event.
www.rtpnet.org /robroy/lawrence/naval_his.html   (1824 words)

  
 Great White Fleet in Auckland New Zealand
The fleet left US territory - Hawaii - for New Zealand and after the longest leg in the world circling voyage anchored in Auckland on August 9.
Within weeks of its opening the sulphur fumes had turned the white paintwork fl and it had to be repainted.
"The arrival of the Great White Fleet in New Zealand drew ten percent of the total population as a welcoming committee.
100megsfree3.com /glaw/gwf   (928 words)

  
 Haze Gray & Underway Photo Feature: Great White Fleet Battleships
The only battleships that did not sail with the Fleet were one ship that was in overhaul, one newly competed ship not yet ready for deployment (both of these ships later joined the Fleet), and four obsolete, unseaworthy coast defense battleships.
Relieved by Virgnia and detached from the Fleet in 1908.
Relieved by Wisconsin and detached from the Fleet in 1908.
www.hazegray.org /features/gwf/battlesh.htm   (399 words)

  
 STF2: GWF Homepage
Fleet Two, the "Great White Fleet," is one of seven fleets currently engaged in active roleplaying on STF ("STarFleet"), an online RPG club.
The GWF is also responsible for the Federation member planets in outlying areas within Federation space that touch on the border area.
The legacies of the ships the GWF has decommissioned in its seven years are available at the Ships of the GWF page, along with stories from the Vicky's and Dres' time in the Second Fleet, plus short looks at the current ships.
www.star-fleet.com /stf2   (869 words)

  
 U.S. Military: Great White Fleet (Atlantic Fleet bound for the Pacific, 16 December 1907) -- Genealogy Database for ...
Great White Fleet—When the Atlantic Fleet sailed from Hampton Roads, VA on 16 16 December 1907, it was a worldwide goodwill mission by President Theodore Roosevelt.
The fleet consisted of sixteen new battleships painted white, with gilded scrollwork on their bows, six destroyers, and several auxiliary ships.
This was likely the last large fleet to sail around the Horn before the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914.
www.familymilitaryrecords.com /db.asp?dbid=5542   (648 words)

  
 Great White Fleet
Someone decided that this great distance could be advantageously converted to going across the Pacific and around the world to return to the Atlantic Coast.
The next three ships in the sequence welcomed the Great White Fleet from its around the world cruise at the giant naval review in Hampton Roads 22 February 1909.
Most of the fleet's coal was purchased from the British, who had denied the Russian Baltic fleet access to either coal or ports in its journey towards Vladivostok and this contributed to their defeat by the Japanese in the Battle of Tsushima, May 1905.
www.ww2pacific.com /greatwhite.html   (786 words)

  
 The Great White Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It remains the largest fleet to circumnavigate the globe and President Theodore Roosevelt termed it the most significant event of his time in the White House.
Souvenir cards were privately produced in great numbers and commonly featured a combination of flags, ships and symbols of Australia such as the kangaroo.
On the back of many of these cards may be found the postage of one and half cents from the states of New South Wales and Victoria canceled by a typical British machine device that gave the city, and the date in series of straight lines that most frequently cross the entire card.
www.antiquelynx.com /Articles/ArticJan03/GreatWhiteFleetBM.html   (1125 words)

  
 The Wargamer - Board Game Review: Great White Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of nationalities in Great White Fleet and would have loved to have been at the brainstorming session that came up with some of the scenarios.
Great White Fleet is still best played against a human opponent due to the simultaneous movement system, though those willing to spend the time in drawing up a number of reasonable alternatives for each planning segment and then randomly choosing the actual move can still have an exciting game.
Great White Fleet is an excellent add-on to the Great War at Sea series, with a wonderful mix of hypothetical situations that range from the “almost happened” to the wildly imaginative.
www.wargamer.com /reviews/great_white_fleet/page3.asp   (994 words)

  
 THE GREAT WHITE FLEET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
During that time some of the fleet went to Seattle, then rejoined the rest in San Francisco, and on 7 July 1908, the fleet composition changed and they headed to Hawaii.
The fleet arrived in Virginia on 22 February 1909.
If you are interested in more information about the Great White Fleet - which I think is one of the great naval adventures - please check out the bibliography.
mars.ark.com /~camorris/gwfleet/gwfleet1.htm   (349 words)

  
 Great White Fleet 1908
In 1907 the United States Coast Guard (Revenue Marine before 1915) adopted the same paint standard as the "Great White Fleet" of the U.S. Navy.
Where there is no distinct demarcation between vertical and horizontal surfaces, such as in the canopies of gigs and the cabins of the 36 foot motor lifeboat, the white color shall be used over the entire canopy or cabin.
The inside of open hulls and the cockpits and cargo spaces of decked hulls will be white down to the side seats or risers, or down to the cockpit deck, grating, or floor boards if there are no side seats or risers.
www.postcard.org /gwf-spr-uscg.htm   (825 words)

  
 House Flags of U.S. Shipping Companies: G   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
White with a narrow red stripe along the upper edge and a narrow blue stripe along the lower, with a fl P in the center.
It is a distinctive burgee-shaped pennant, with blue triangles based on the hoist, a white lozenge between them, and red scalene triangles along the upper and lower edges and forming the points of the swallowtail.
It was already operating a substantial tanker fleet before World War I. Until after World War II, these ships continued to fly a modified version of the Guffey flag, still red but with a Roman-style white G instead of the earlier block style.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/us~hfg.html   (3109 words)

  
 APOD: 2004 February 25 - White Boat Rock on Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
robot Spirit rover on Mars stopped to examine a rock dubbed "white boat", named for its unusually light color and shape.
White boat, the large rock near the image center of the
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap040225.html   (134 words)

  
 The RMS Republic Gallery :: The Great White Fleet on its World Wide Cruise, and Russian Baltic Fleet at Gibraltar.
The RMS Republic Gallery :: The Great White Fleet on its World Wide Cruise, and Russian Baltic Fleet at Gibraltar.
USS Celtic, a 6750-ton storeship, departed New York Dec. 31, 1908, carrying supplies originally destined to the Fleet, but was diverted to Messina to aid in earthquake relief.
Connecticut leading the Atlantic Fleet's battleships out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, probably at the start of the "Great White Fleet" cruise around the World in December 1907.
www.rms-republic.com /gallery/The_Fleets?&page=1   (219 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Great White Fleet visits Seattle on May 23, 1908.
The cruise is a exhibition of U.S. fighting abilities, particularly to the Empire of Japan, which had recently defeated Russia in a sea battle.
In 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War, Japanese naval units defeated the Russian Baltic Fleet at the battle of Tsushima.
The fleet left Norfolk, Virginia, on December 16, 1907, and arrived in Puget Sound in May by way of South America and San Francisco.
www.historylink.org /essays/output.cfm?file_id=3610   (497 words)

  
 The Qualtrough Family - The Great White Fleet Page 4
The ship’s company and officers on board the USS GEORGIA during the tour of duty of the Great White Fleet.
It is well known within AJ Q’s branch of the family that he left a wife and daughter of 2 years old in the Isle of Man and went to the USA with the intentions of joining the Navy.
As to the New Zealand family missing a connection with their cousin Ambrose Joseph Qualtrough of the Great White Fleet when it visited Auckland in 1908 –; it can only be assumed that a confusion existed in names or perhaps as the years went by, long-term memories faded or became embellished.
www.qualtrough.org /gwf4.htm   (714 words)

  
 The Great White Fleet in Australia & NZ
The fleet entered Sydney Harbor on August 20, 1908 where they remained until the 27th, when they set sail for Melbourne.
The fleet arrived at Melbourne on August 29th and remained until September 5th when most of the fleet left for Albany.
Albany was an important coaling stop for the fleet.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-conflicts-periods/other/gw-fleet.htm   (308 words)

  
 The Qualtrough Family - The Great White Fleet Page 3
The Fleet left San Francisco on the second leg of the world tour on 7 July 1908, showing the US flag and bringing the message of American sea power to many parts of the world, including the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Mediterranean ports.
Captain Edward Qualtrough was a Divisional Commander in command of the USS Georgia till the Fleet reached Gibraltar, in all 7 months.
The Fleet arrived in Melbourne on 29 August and remained till 5 September when most of the Fleet sailed for Albany, West Australia.
www.qualtrough.org /gwf3.htm   (377 words)

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