More from the fleet review in 1912
? U. S. WAR FLEET IN REVIEW DRESS C re at est Naval Show Staged on - the Hudson Where War - craft Are in Line. CONNECTICUT - IS FUGSHIP Early Morning Salute Exchanged With the Gunboat Naahviile Preeldent and Meyer TaTte Part. KEW TORK. October Jl America's STeatert fl:bttna; fleet tay spick and span, with shinins; rails and spotless decks, in drab tray lines oa tbe Hudson today, for review by President Taft and Secretary of tb N'avy Meyer. This, with tb formal review by the President tomorrow. . fMt streams out of th harbor, . three - day crorram of mobilisation. - ... . . All day today tb Hudson waa dotted with busy tittle launches that threaded their way among - th flahtine craft, dart - Ir.r her and there with committee of officials, division commanders, commanders' commanders' aid, secretary's aids, th fleet commander's commander's staff, aruests and . committee contiibutlna: their share to th event. All day there waa some part to be played In the program.. Tonlaht. on tbo ev of the Atlantic fleet' departure. - the day's pro tram will end with an official dinner at on of the New Tork botela in honor of th. President, President, th cabinet and six hundred officer of tbo fleeti " ' . Salute Exchanged. Tb first act of tb official pro cram waa tared .whan tb gunboat Nashville, given over to tb press for tb day." anchored near tb flagship Connecticut, off Seventy Seventy Seventy - ninth street. 8he convoyed th Tl - ptin. which bad aboard Secretary Meyer and bis aida Th usual salute were exchanged between tb Dolphin and th Connecticut. . Rear - Admiral Osterhaus, commander of th fleet, with Captain HUU hla chief of staff, and Rear - Admirals Flake, Usher. Wlnslow and Fletcher, boarded th Dolphin Dolphin soon aftr ah came to anchorand these were followed by craft carrying members of tba house and senate naval committees. . ' ' Look Over Dreadnoughts, Secretary Meyer returned . Immediately tho visit of . Rear - Admlral Osterhaus, and with him left th Connecticut to uvnect th superdreadnougbta Wyoming and Arkansas, anchored Jurt above th flat - ship - Th division .commanders returned returned to their flagship. - In th review of th fleet by Secretary Meyer, which followed tho Inspection of the auperdreadnoughta. the Uolphjn was followed by tho steamer Hendrick Hudson Hudson with the mayor committee aboard. An anchorag for tho presidential yacht u..inr had been selected off Thirty - first itreet Secretary . Meyer and Hear j Admlral Osterhaus visited th PresWent oT the Mayflower at midday. After.that President Taft and Secretary Meyer reviewed reviewed tbe fleet aboard th Mayflower. - Presidential Salute. . , - A the Mayflower anchored every tesi sel in th fleet fired the presidential salute salute of twenty - on guna. and the presidential presidential flag was broken out and and a It waa carried out flat by th breeze the fleet again saluted. - - The commander - in - chief, staff, division commanders and their staff then formal, ly paid their visit to the .Mayflower, and at 1:65 tbe President returned th call of Admiral OMerhaua. Tne President aHd Secretary Meyer returned to the Mayflower Mayflower immediately after the formal call, after which the President, in his r yacht, inspected inspected the entire fleet at thvnchorage. On Board the tviayflower. On board. In addition to the President, were Mrs. Taft, Miss Taft, Major Rhoadee, Mrs. LaughUn. Mr. and Mrs. Lars Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. John Hsye Hammond. Mr. and Mrs. C P. Taft. Miss Louis Taft, Mr. and Mra Henry W. Taft. General B. F. Tracey. Mr. and Mr. George D. Sheldon. Mra William Fuller and James D. Liongi .