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Anchors Aweigh! Around the World with Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet

Course Description

One of the greatest peacetime achievements in United States naval history was the world cruise of the Great White Fleet. During the cruise President Theodore Roosevelt's message on American maritime power was spread. It's recognized to have become a diplomatic and humanitarian success. The lecture will include a prelude as to why TR decided on this deployment in 1907 and then follow the fleet on its first circumnavigation of the world and its numerous port visits. Life in the early years of the "steel Navy" will also be considered as the ships head for home in 1909.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Spring 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:March 8, 2019
Meets:F from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Instructor:Kent Knudson
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown