President Theodore Roosevelt ordered a fleet of us ships to circumnavigate the world from 1907-1909.
I’m going to assume that most–if not all–of these young men were still polliwogs [at time of photo].
Navy Day 1945
I guess the rest of the fleet is still circumnavigating the world? Or was this the size of our Navy in 1945? The war in the Pacific was officially over in September of the same year.
The USS Holland was the Navy’s first commissioned submarine as seen in this 1900 photo.
We’ve come a long way, baby!