Postcards from the Collection of Jack Whitmeyer
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Great White Fleet. Postcard from Jack Whitmeyer Collection.
Collection Description:
Looking up Queen St. Auckland, New Zealand — From postcard
Background Information:
In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt deployed a fleet of 16 white battleships to tour the globe to display of America's power and naval might. This world tour also gave the US Navy the opportunity to test its new battleships at sea. On its world tour the Great White Fleet visited New Zealand, the Philippines, Brazil, Japan, and Gibralter, among other places.
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