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Great White Fleet, Monterey Bay, May 1908

Great White fleet 1908
The Atlantic Fleet anchored off the Del Monte Bath House pier in Monterey Bay, May 1, 1908
Photo accession CV # 82-007-0001
The Fleet of 16 battleships arrived in Monterey Bay from Santa Barbara on Friday, May 1, 1908. It was welcomed by large crowds of people and communities in Monterey.
Mayor Will Jack took two-hundred officers on the 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach.
The Second Squadron staying in Monterey, after a day in Monterey the fleet was dived with the first squadron going to Santa Cruz.
In the evening the Hotel Del Monte (now the Naval Postgraduate School) was host to a grand ball.
On May 4th, the Second Squadron and the Torpedo Flotilla left Monterey and joined the First Squadron in Santa Cruz.
And left for San Francisco on May 4th on it's 14 month round the world trip.
U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland by N. S. Bowdish, Photographer, Nelson Samuel Bowdish in 1870

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