U.S. Great White Fleet

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note


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.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "U.S. Great White Fleet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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