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The 100th Anniversary of the Great White Fleet to NZ


Tue 12 Aug 2008, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner Quay & Hobson Streets, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

American lecturer James Recknor, Ph.D., Professor of History, Executive Director, Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy and Reconciliation Texas Tech University will discuss the journey of the Great White Fleet.

The "Great White Fleet" sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 consisted of sixteen new battleships of the Atlantic Fleet.

The battleships were painted white except for gilded scrollwork on their bows.

The Atlantic Fleet battleships only later came to be known as the "Great White Fleet."

The fourteen-month long voyage was a grand pageant of American sea power.

The squadrons were manned by 14,000 sailors.

They covered some 43,000 miles and made twenty port calls on six continents.

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