In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt despatched the US Navy Atlantic Fleet on a round the world tour. Sixteen ships and 14,000 men left port in Hampton Ponds, Virginia for South America, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Japan, Malaya, and back home through Suez and the Straits of Gibraltar. The tour took 15 months, and was a diplomatic and popular success.
This set contains images of memorabilia and booklets held by Cultural Collections of the University of Newcastle Library, Australia. To find out more about this event, please see our blog entry.
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