great white fleet

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  • Great White Fleet
  • Sir, why are we going around the earth with our fleet?
  • We're showing the world the power of the U.S!
  • Understood, but why were all the ships painted white?
  • The great white fleet was a popular name for the fleet launched by Roosevelt to circumnavigate the earth.
  • It can be seen from farther away... i guess?
  • The main purpose of the journey, was to display American naval power.
  • All the ships were painted white, with blue banners on their bows.
  • Baret Luther p4
  • The fleet accommodated 14,000 sailors, and traveled 43,000 nautical miles.
  • The fleet landed in 20 ports all across 6 continents 
  • What is that?
  • Its so bright i cant see anything!
  • The entire trip lasted from December 16th, 1907 to February 22nd, 1909
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