In 1907, at the command of President Theodore Roosevelt, the
U.S. Navy embarked on a round-the-world sabre-rattling cruise. The
Great White Fleet was composed of 16 battleships, painted white,
and crewed by 12,000 men. It signalled to the world that the U.S.
was now a great power.
Please log in
to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List
), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account
with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions
Richert, Lucas Paul. "U.S. Great White Fleet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5560, accessed 23 January 2017.]