The Great White Fleet Enters San Francisco Bay
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 fleet arrived in San Francisco on May 6, 1908 from Magdagalena Bay, Baja California, and departed for Honolulu on July 7, 1908. From Library of Congress.