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1907-1909: “Great White Fleet” USA

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Vintage Naval photos from 1907-1909: “The Great White Fleet”


































































































































































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  1. common man
    common man 22 June 2013 09: 21 New
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    Sorry, but somehow about nothing.
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 22 June 2013 09: 43 New
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    The great white fleet ... meaning a fleet without blacks? what
    1. sevtrash
      sevtrash 22 June 2013 11: 27 New
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      You enter the Great White Fleet into a search engine and you get information. It would be interesting to compare with the campaign of the Rozhdestvensky squadron.
      1. combat192
        combat192 22 June 2013 18: 41 New
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        The surname of the admiral was indicated incorrectly.
        Rozhdestvensky Zinovy ​​Petrovich
  3. cocktail46
    cocktail46 22 June 2013 09: 58 New
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    The Great White Fleet (English Great White Fleet) - a popular name for the US naval group, circumnavigating the world from December 16, 1907 to February 22, 1909. The group consisted of four squadrons, each of which included an armadillo and escort ships. The voyage was made by order of US President Theodore Roosevelt and was intended to demonstrate the naval power of the United States - in particular, they have a fleet of the high seas. (Wikipedia)
  4. Pamir210
    Pamir210 22 June 2013 10: 18 New
    +1
    Nice post. Interesting photos.
  5. pinecone
    pinecone 22 June 2013 11: 08 New
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    Quote: Vladimirets
    The great white fleet ... meaning a fleet without blacks? what


    All the ships that went around the world were painted white, as was then customary in the US Navy in peacetime.
  6. Bosk
    Bosk 22 June 2013 11: 33 New
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    I remember in childhood I loved to draw boats and so that the boat looked more powerful I piled gun towers at each other ... it turns out I was in my youth at the level of adult American ship designers ... and now I would seem to be in difficulty, on the one hand was at the level of adult overseas uncles, well, on the other hand ... this is not the best (as time has shown) decision to raise firepower ... here.
  7. Kars
    Kars 22 June 2013 11: 42 New
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    Thank--------------
  8. svp67
    svp67 22 June 2013 12: 18 New
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    Quote: Kars
    Thank--------------

    Join.
    The photos perfectly show the history of the emergence of a new superpower - these "white" squadrons were its harbingers ...
  9. The sword
    The sword 22 June 2013 13: 03 New
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    Thank you, great selection. Such a steampunk)
  10. shush007
    shush007 22 June 2013 14: 02 New
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    for those times, new items and cool form
  11. Sour
    Sour 22 June 2013 16: 38 New
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    The Americans then painted all their warships white (apparently, hence the name "white fleet"). The cruiser "Varyag" and the battleship "Retvizan" built in the USA for Russia were also white, and differed from other ships of the Russian fleet, which were then painted black.
  12. mithridate
    mithridate 22 June 2013 17: 55 New
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    test photos
  13. tlauicol
    tlauicol 22 June 2013 18: 38 New
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    That should be a flag demonstration!
  14. Venguard
    Venguard 22 June 2013 20: 32 New
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    but it’s beautiful, the ships are white, so formidable, military, and the color as that of yachts, this is something romantic)
  15. kind
    kind 23 June 2013 06: 56 New
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    Quote: sevtrash
    It would be interesting to compare with the campaign of the Rozhdestvensky squadron.

    Correct not Rogдnatural, and Christmas.
  16. common man
    common man 23 June 2013 09: 43 New
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    I could not find which ships were part of the "Great White Fleet". Vicki first writes that "The group consisted of four squadrons, each of which included a battleship and escort ships.", And then- "At the end of his reign, President Roosevelt sent 16 battleships Atlantic fleet in a circumnavigation ". Not a docking. Googled, did not find anything concrete. Tell me who knows. Composition, types of ships. Given the appearance of the Dreadnought, the real power of the squadron seems doubtful.
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol 23 June 2013 14: 42 New
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      4 squadrons of four battleships (battleship) in each, not including destroyers and support vessels. google in english great white fleet
    2. Sour
      Sour 23 June 2013 14: 52 New
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      Man, here is a link for you.
      http://www.battleships.spb.ru/0593/amer_bron.html
      Other information. Unfortunately, I don’t have it.
      About the "battleships". It was in Russia that the concepts of "battleship" and "battleship" were divided. But this was not the case everywhere. Among the Anglo-Saxons, both were called by the same term - "battleship". In France, both were called "cuirasse". In Germany, battleships were called "der Schlachtschiff", and battleships "der Panzerschiff"
    3. Bosk
      Bosk 24 June 2013 15: 04 New
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      December 10, 1907 in the United States began an unprecedented journey of 16 snow-white armadillos with a crew of more than 14 thousand people; his first step was the transition to San Francisco around South America. For two years, American battleships crossed the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans.

      The participants of the circumnavigation remained in the history under the name of the “Great White Fleet”. In the campaign, inspired by the transition of the squadron of Rozhestvensky to Tsushima, exercises were held several times. In the event of a clash with Japan, the Americans could find themselves in the same position as Russia (the fleet was based on the Atlantic coast, tens of thousands of miles from the “acquired” Philippines), so the verification of their forces did not seem unnecessary to them.
  17. Pamir210
    Pamir210 23 June 2013 11: 30 New
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    Quote: man in the street
    Given the appearance of the Dreadnought, the real power of the squadron seems dubious.

    It’s strange why.
    The Russian Black Sea Fleet, even without a dreadnought, was not particularly afraid of Goeben.
    With the advent of "Empresses" even more so.
    1. common man
      common man 23 June 2013 16: 14 New
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      The Russian Black Sea Fleet included 5 quite modern battleships, which is 20 305 mm guns, against one battle cruiser (not a battleship) with 10 280 mm guns. Is there a place for fear? Although in truth, at first they were feared. And the commissioning of the Empresses with 12 305 mm on each in general ... NO COMMENTS.
      Quote: Sour
      The Dreadnought was a raw enough ship

      I did not mean a specific ship, but a class of ships. And if the squadron of battleships could do something with one battleship, then the squadron of battleships against the squadron of battleships had no chance.
      Quote: Sour
      Man, here is a link for you.

      Thank you so much for the tip. This site is bookmarked, but ...
  18. Sour
    Sour 23 June 2013 15: 02 New
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    Quote: man in the street
    Given the appearance of the Dreadnought, the real power of the squadron seems dubious.

    The Dreadnought was a fairly raw ship. He handled poorly, especially at low speed. Therefore, without the help of tugs, he practically could not go to sea and return to the harbor. The weak caliber of the auxiliary artillery made defense against destroyers problematic. The placement of these 76mm guns was also unfortunate. The propulsion system was revolutionary for those times, but it was also quite "raw", which made the ship less maneuverable in battle. The location of the main caliber turrets was also not ideal. When shooting straight ahead, one tower interfered with the other. And when firing at the traverse one of the towers was always unused.
  19. Sour
    Sour 23 June 2013 17: 53 New
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    Quote: man in the street
    I did not mean a specific ship, but a class of ships

    Well, this class appeared in the USA rather quickly. Until 1907, the Dreadnought was the only representative of its class. Only in 1907 were the following ships of this class launched. A year later, such ships appeared in the United States. Their first battleship, South Caroline, surpassed the Dreadnought in a number of ways. In fact, the Germans also acquired battleships in 1908 by launching the Nassau. In short, Britain's monopoly on battleships did not last long. The Japanese were a little behind, having launched their Kavachi only in 1910. And the Sevastopol appeared in 1911.
    1. common man
      common man 23 June 2013 22: 43 New
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      Well, I don’t argue, for this is the truth.
      In general, the American fleet in the First World War proved to be very sluggish, or rather in no way. Therefore, it is possible to talk about the states as a Great Sea Power only from 42-44 years.
      (This is my personal opinion, I do not impose it on anyone.)
  20. jjj
    jjj 23 June 2013 20: 31 New
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    Quote: Sour
    and differed from other ships of the Russian fleet, which were then painted black.

    We paint with ball paint. It can be both dark and light. Just recently "Peter the Great" was very dark. Experience suggests that traditional ball colors fade quickly in the sun. Therefore, they paint darker so that it lasts longer
  21. jjj
    jjj 23 June 2013 20: 35 New
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    I noticed that the Yankees on trousers of a white robe - fly with codpiece. And the deck is torn with brushes and rubber scrapers.