World History Moment: Voyage of the Great White Fleet
The Great White Fleet was a flotilla of 16 American battleships, with white-painted hulls. On December 16, 1907 the fleet steamed out of the naval base at Hampton Roads, Virginia. Historian John Schmidt joins us to tell us how this change the American Navy's role.
(photo: By Underwood & Underwood (Naval Historical Center: Photo #: NH 100349))