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USA Fleet Visit 1925

Date: 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 27 x 30 mm
Medium: Alloy, enamel
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Badge
Object No: 00008596

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    Description
    This badge was manufactured as a souvenir of the United States Pacific Fleet's visit to Australia in 1925. The badge takes the form of a shield (diagonal white and red stripes with 13 stars on a blue chief), with an outstretched eagle. Along the sides of the shield is written 'U.S.A Fleet Visit 1925'.
    SignificanceThis badge is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States 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

    Web title: USA Fleet Visit 1925

    Primary title: BADGE, EAGLE WITH WINGS OUTSTRETCHED PERCHED ON A SHIELD, SOUVENIR OF US FLEET VISIT TO AUSTRALIA

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