"World Trip Ended: The Great White Fleet Comes Home

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"World Trip Ended: The Great White Fleet Comes Home - FROM WORLD-ROUND TRIP ENDED. Battleships...
FROM WORLD-ROUND TRIP ENDED. Battleships Alabama and Maine Return Return Home. Xew York. -- Through a dull brown curtain of haze and smoke, which overhung the tortuous entranc* to New York harbor Monday afternoon, afternoon, the battleship Alabama crept cautiously into port and dropped anchor anchor off Tompkinsville, completing j here Qtien- with too in of L^d of women world in 309 days- all the seas world lay behind her. Except In one particular, the Ala- ing had intended to a and the reply 50 shots, of any and when the bayou. several They evi- I heard bama finished her long swing around the great circle as fit for a fight when she sailed from. Hampton Roads on December 16 last as one of the great fleet which went forth on a mission of peace. Seven years of steaming steaming has put the boilers of the ship a severe test and repairs are necessary. necessary. In a few days the Alabama go to the navy yard at Brooklyn to undergo an overhauling. Portsmouth, K. H. -- After mai- a circuit of the globe the d States battleship Maine entered entered Portsmouth harbor Monday under under a convoy of three tugs which, waited outside to meet her. A thick fog delayed the arrival somewnat, but the Maine was docked at 8:15. As she swung around Henderson's Point under her own steam her guns out a rear admiral's salute of 13 guns, which was answered with a commander's salute of seven guns by navy yard battery. The Maine was escorted by the tugs on her way navy yard, but came all the distance under her own steam. As the battleship battleship was warped into the dock the '·jackies" on board and those stationed stationed in the yard gave vent to prolonged prolonged cheers.

Clipped from The Humeston New Era28 Oct 1908, WedPage 2

The Humeston New Era (Humeston, Iowa)28 Oct 1908, WedPage 2
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