Itinerary of The Great White Fleet

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23 December 1907  Trinidad, British West Indies, departed December 29, 1907

12 January 1908  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, departed January 22, 1908

1 February 1908  Punta Arenas, Chile, depart February 7, 1908, transited Straits of Magellan

20 February 1908  Callao, Peru, departed February 29, 1908

12 March 1908 Magdalena Bay, Mexico, conducted gunnery training, departed April, 11, 1908

     It should be noted that this exercise was conducted without coordination with or permission of the Mexican government and caused a protest to be made to Washington.

14 April 1908  San Diego, California, departed April 18, 1908

6 May 1908  San Francisco, California, departed May 18, 1908

23 May 1908 Seattle, Washington

27 May 1908 Tacoma, Washington

San Francisco, California, departed July 7, 1908

16 July 1908 Honolulu, Hawaii, departed July 22, 1908

9 August 1908  Auckland, New Zealand, departed August 15, 1908

20 August 1908  Sydney, Australia, departed August 28, 1908 

29 August 1908 Melbourne, Australia, departed September 5, 1908

11 September 1908  Albany, Australia, departed September 18, 1908 

2 October 1908  Manila, Philippine Islands, departed October 9, 1908, Typhoon encountered in transit to Japan.

12 October 1908  Yokohama, Japan, departed October 25, 1908 

29 October 1908  Amoy, China (Second Squadron only), departed November 5, 1908

31 October 1908  Manila, Philippine Islands,. departed December 1, 1908

13 December 1908  Colombo, Ceylon, departed December 20, 1908

3 January 1909  Suez, Egypt, departed in groups to transit the Suez Canal 4-6 January 1909. Several ships steamed immediately to provide medical aid and other assistance to victims of an earthquake in Messina, Sicily

31 January- 1 February 1909, departed February 6, 1909

22 February 1909, arrived Hampton Roads, Virginia

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