Return of the Great White Fleet to Hampton Roads
Hall World's Greatest Fleet. In tbe make of the sixteen returning battle-ships were four other battle-ships of the home, station and five giant cruisers. In the matter of battle-ships it was the heaviest fleet ever gathered under the flag. The escorting ships were garbed In the new gray prescribed for all the vessels of the Navy and appeared at a distinct disadvantage alongside the white and bull vessels of the world girdling squadrons. The latter vessels aa they go to navy yards for docking and such minor repairs as are needed at tbe nd of this memorable voyage of 45.000 miles, will Join the company of the stay-at-homes in their dressing of neutral eray and one of the distinctive -features of the American Navy will be a thing of the past.