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USS GEORGIA (BB-15) Great White Fleet Visits Honolulu in July 1908


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In honor of the around the world cruise of the Great White Fleet a military parade was held at Honolulu in July 1908 when they stopped to fill the coal bunkers before crossing the Big Pond.  The ships all paraded their crews through Honolulu and past the Palace of the now dethroned Queen Liliʻuokalani

 

Included in the parade was the crew of the USS GEORGIA (BB-15)

 

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This is the provost guard sent ashore in Honolulu from the USS GEORGIA from my collection, July 1908

 

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Left arm and Right arm rate petty officers, one with a gun pointer mark

 

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Can't see his crow but I'm thinking Bo'sun or Gunners Mate (he sure resembles sigsaye to me)

 

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A Squared Away Gunners Mate Second

 

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Provost Guard from USS GEORGIA Honolulu, July 1908

 

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9 hours ago, Salvage Sailor said:

In honor of the around the world cruise of the Great White Fleet a military parade was held at Honolulu in July 1908 when they stopped to fill the coal bunkers before crossing the Big Pond.  The ships all paraded their crews through Honolulu and past the Palace of the now dethroned Queen Liliʻuokalani

 

Included in the parade was the crew of the USS GEORGIA (BB-15)

 

000.jpg

 

This is the provost guard sent ashore in Honolulu from the USS GEORGIA from my collection, July 1908

 

002a.jpg

 

Left arm and Right arm rate petty officers, one with a gun pointer mark

 

002b.jpg

 

Can't see his crow but I'm thinking Bo'sun or Gunners Mate (he sure resembles sigsaye to me)

 

002c.jpg

 

A Squared Away Gunners Mate Second

 

002d.jpg

 

Provost Guard from USS GEORGIA Honolulu, July 1908

 

001.jpg

 

Actually, that was my Dad 🤣🤣🤣. I think in 1908, PO Badges (crows), were worn on the sleeve corresponding to your watch section. Loading horses, don’t have my Stacey handy. 

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My son said he looks like the father from Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs. I think he's right!c3f98387358067f75bd6fe0e43d5274d.jpg

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