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Two US Navy vessels entering Sydney Heads

Date: 23 July 1925
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00034719
Related Place:South Head,

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    Description
    This photograph depicts two US Navy vessels entering Sydney Harbour. This photograph was probably taken from the rocks at South Head. 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: TWO NAVY VESSELS AT SYDNEY HEADS

    Web title: Two US Navy vessels entering Sydney Heads

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