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USS CALIFORNIA possibly off South Head in Sydney

Date: July 1925
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00034718
Place Manufactured:Sydney Heads

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    Description
    This photograph depicts US Navy vessel USS CALIFORNIA possibly off South Head, Sydney. On 23 July 1925, Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Battle Fleet's largest ships, including USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO.
    SignificanceThis photograph is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Battle Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
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    Primary title: USS "CALIFORNIA" OFF SOUTH HEAD

    Web title: USS CALIFORNIA possibly off South Head in Sydney

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