Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet
It’s that old saying: if you’ve got it…flaunt it. The U.S. Navy did just that on December 16, 1907, when they set off on a 43,000 mile journey around the globe. With 16 battleships and 14,000 sailors and Marines, it was a clear show of strength that sent a message to world powers. The United States Navy was a force to be reckoned with.