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New Mexico class battleship

Date: July 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 66 x 113 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00020966
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney, Bradleys Head,

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    Description
    A New Mexico-class battleship of the United States Navy. It is either USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI or USS IDAHO in Sydney Harbour.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: New Mexico class battleship

    Primary title: AMERICAN WARSHIPS "CALIFORNIA", "TENNESSEE", "IDAHO" AND "MISSISSIPPI"

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