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Great White Fleet

Itinerary of the Great White Fleet

 From Hampton Road, Virginia, to San Francisco, California

 Port  Date of Arrival  Date of Departure Distance to Next Port
Hampton Roads   16 December 1907 1,803
Port of Spain, Trinidad 23 December 1907 29 December 1907 3,399
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12 January 1908 21 January 1908 2,374
Punta Arenas, Chile 1 February 1908 7 February 1908 2,838
Callao, Peru 20 February 1908 29 February 1908 3,010
Magdalena Bay, Mexico 12 March 1908 11 April 1908 1,132
San Francisco 6 May 1908    
 Total Distance     14,556

From San Francisco to Manila 

 Port  Date of Arrival  Date of Departure Distance to Next Port  San Francisco   7 July 1908 2,126 Honolulu, HI 16 July 1908 22 July 1908 3,870 Aukland, New Zealand 9 August 1908 15 August 1908 1,307 Sydney, Australia 20 August 1908 28 August 1908 601 Melbourne, Australia 29 August 1908 5 September 1908 1,368 Albany, Australia 11 September 1908 18 September 1908 3,458 Manila, Philippine Islands 2 October 1908 9 October 1908 1,795 Yokohama, Japan 18 October 1908 25 October 1908 1,811 Amoy, China (Second Squadron) 29 October 1908 5 November 1908 Manila, Philippine Islands (First Squadron) 31 October 1908     Manila, Philippine Islands (Second Squadron) 7 November 1908     Total Distance     16,336

From Manila to Hampton Roads

 Port Date of Arrival Date of Departure Distance to Next Port
 Manila, Philippine Islands   1 December 1908 2,985
Colombo, Ceylon 13 December 1908 20 December 1908 3,448
Suez, Egypt 3 January 1909  4-6 January 1909 2,443
Gibraltar 31 January- February 1909 6 February 1909 3,579
Hampton Roads 22 February 1909    
Total Distance     12,455

Source: U.S. Navy Department. Information Relative to the Voyage of the United States Atlantic Fleet Around the World, December 16, 1907 to February 22, 1909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910.

Ships of the Great White Fleet: From Hampton Roads to San Francisco

Composition of the fleet during the first leg of the cruise (from Hampton Roads to San Francisco):

Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, commanding

 First Squadron
First Division
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, commanding
BB 18 Connecticut, flagship of the Commander in Chief.
Captain Hugo Osterhaus
USS Kansas
Captain Charles E. Vreeland
USS Vermont
Captain William P. Potter
USS Louisiana
Captain Richard Wainwright
Second Division
Rear Admiral William H. Emory, commanding
USS Georgia, flagship of Divisional Commander
Captain Henry McCrea
USS New Jersey
Captain William H. H. Southerland
USS Rhode Island
Captain Joseph B. Murdock
USS Virginia
Captain Seaton Schroeder

Second Squadron
Third Division
Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas, commanding
USS Minnesota, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain John Hubbard
USS Maine
Captain Giles B. Harber
USS Missouri
Captain Greenlief A. Merriam
USS Ohio
Captain Charles W. Bartlett
Fourth Division
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding
USS Alabama, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain Ten Eyck DeW. Veeder
USS Illinois
Captain John M. Bowyer
USS Kearsarge
Captain Hamilton Hutchins
USS Kentucky
Captain Walter C. Cowles

Fleet Auxiliaries

USS Culgoa (storeship, Hampton Roads to Manila)
Lt. Commander John B. Patton
USS Glacier (storeship)
Commander William S. Hogg
USS Panther (repair ship)
Commander Valentine S. Nelson
USS Yankton (tender)
Lt. Walter R. Gherardi
USS Relief (hospital ship)

"Torpedo Flotilla" of Destroyers

Hopkins
Lt. Alfred G. Howe
Stewart
Lt. Julius F. Hellweg
Hull
Lt. Frank McCommon
Truxton
Lt. Charles S. Kerrick
Lawrence
Lt. Ernest Friedrick
Whipple
Lt. Hutch I. Cone
Arethusa (torpedo flotilla tender)
Commander Albert W. Grant

Ships of the Great White Fleet: From San Francisco to Puget Sound

Composition of the fleet during the second leg of the cruise (from San Francisco to Puget Sound and back):

Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding

First Division
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding
BB 18 Connecticut, flagship of the Commander in Chief.
Captain Hugo Osterhaus
USS Kansas
Captain Charles E. Vreeland
USS Minnesota, Captain John Hubbard
USS Vermont
Captain William P. Potter
Second Division
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, commanding
USS Georgia, flagship of Divisional Commander
Captain Edward F. Qualtrough
USS Nebraska, Captain Reginald F. Nicholson
USS New Jersey
Captain William H.H. Southerland
USS Rhode Island
Captain Joseph B. Murdock
Third Division
Rear Admiral William H. Emory, commanding
USS Louisiana, flagship of squadron commander
Captain Kossuth Niles
USS Virginia
Captain Alexander Sharp
USS Missouri
Captain Robert M. Doyle
USS Ohio
Captain Thomas B. Howard
Fourth Division
Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, commanding
USS Wisconsin, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain Frank E. Beatty
USS Illinois
Captain John M. Bowyer
USS Kearsarge
Captain Hamilton Hutchins
USS Kentucky
Captain Walter C. Cowles

Fleet Auxiliaries

USS Culgoa (storeship)
Lt. Commander John B. Patton
USS Glacier (storeship)
Commander William S. Hogg
USS Yankton (tender)
Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay
USS Panther (repair ship)
Commander Valentine S. Nelson
USS Relief (hospital ship)
Surgeon Charles F. Stokes

Ships of the Great White Fleet: From San Francisco to Manila

Composition of the fleet during the third leg of the cruise (from San Francisco to Manila):

Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding

First Division
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding
BB 18 Connecticut, flagship of the Commander in Chief.
Captain Hugo Osterhaus
USS Kansas
Captain Charles E. Vreeland
USS Minnesota, Captain John Hubbard
USS Vermont
Captain William P. Potter
Second Division
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, commanding
USS Georgia, flagship of Divisional Commander
Captain Edward F. Qualtrough
USS Nebraska, Captain Reginald F. Nicholson
USS New Jersey
Captain William H.H. Southerland
USS Rhode Island
Captain Joseph B. Murdock
Third Division
Rear Admiral William H. Emory, commanding
USS Louisiana, flagship of squadron commander
Captain Kossuth Niles
USS Virginia
Captain Alexander Sharp
USS Missouri
Captain Robert M. Doyle
USS Ohio
Captain Thomas B. Howard
Fourth Division
Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, commanding
USS Wisconsin, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain Frank E. Beatty
USS Illinois
Captain John M. Bowyer
USS Kearsarge
Captain Hamilton Hutchins
USS Kentucky
Captain Walter C. Cowles

Fleet Auxiliaries

USS Culgoa (storeship)
Lt. Commander John B. Patton
USS Glacier (storeship)
Commander William S. Hogg
USS Yankton (tender)
Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay
USS Panther (repair ship)
Commander Valentine S. Nelson
USS Relief (hospital ship)
Surgeon Charles F. Stokes

Composition of the fleet during the final leg of the cruise (from Manila to Hampton Roads):



Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding

First Division
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, commanding
BB 18 Connecticut, flagship of the Commander in Chief.
Captain Hugo Osterhaus
USS Vermont
Captain Frank F. Fletcher
USS Kansas
Captain Charles E. Vreeland
USS Minnesota, Captain John Hubbard
Second Division
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, commanding
USS Georgia, flagship of Divisional Commander
Captain Edward F. Qualtrough
USS Nebraska, Captain Reginald F. Nicholson
USS New Jersey
Captain William H. H. Southerland
USS Rhode Island
Captain Joseph B. Murdock
Third Division
Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, commanding
USS Louisiana, flagship of squadron commander
Captain Kossuth Niles
USS Virginia
Captain Alexander Sharp
USS Missouri
Captain Robert M. Doyle
USS Ohio
Captain Thomas B. Howard
Fourth Division
Rear Admiral William H. Emory, commanding
USS Wisconsin, flagship of Squadron Commander
Captain Frank E. Beatty
USS Illinois
Captain John M. Bowyer
USS Kearsarge
Captain Hamilton Hutchins
USS Kentucky
Captain Walter C. Cowles

Fleet Auxiliaries

USS Culgoa (storeship)
Lt. Commander John B. Patton
USS Yankton (tender)
Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay
USS Panther (repair ship)
Commander Valentine S. Nelson





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