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US Navy fleet in Sydney Harbour

Date: c 1925
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Piers Jones
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00017195
Place Manufactured:Australia
Related Place:Sydney,

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    Description
    This photograph shows several US Navy battleship from port side anchored in Sydney Harbour. It is most likely related to the goodwill tour of the US Navy's Pacific Fleet to Australia and New Zealand in 1925.

    Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Pacific 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 relates to the 1925 goodwill cruise of the American Pacific 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

    Primary title: FLEET OF NAVAL VESSELS IN PORT JACKSON, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES

    Web title: US Navy fleet in Sydney Harbour

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