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View of Panama Canal in Panama, South America during the Unites States Navy tour

Date: 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 69 x 114 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00020990
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Panama Canal,

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    Description
    In late 1924, battleships and personnel of the United States Navy visited South America on a goodwill tour. On 23 July 1925, they arrived in Sydney. The fleet included, USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO. The fleet departed for New Zealand on 6 August.
    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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