White Fleet

White Fleet or White fleet may refer to:

  • The Great White Fleet, the dispatch of US naval forces to the orient between 1907 and 1909.
  • In the New Zealand Fire Service, the white fleet refers to the cars used by career (that is, full-time) executive officers, and support vehicles such as vans and utility vehicles. This comes from their white paint jobs, as contrasted with the red fleet of fire engines that carry out emergency response duties.
  • In Newfoundland the White Fleet is a reference to the fleet of Portuguese fishing vessels that fished for cod on Newfoundland's Grand Banks. The vessels were white.

Other articles related to "white fleet, fleet":

List Of Minor Tugs Characters - Tugboats - The White Fleet
... A fleet of tugboats who came to Bigg City Port during the midst of winter ... They were mistaken by the Star Fleet, Zorran and Izzy Gomez for being the phantoms of a tug fleet that sank in the great storm of 1912 ... After an eventful night, Hercules revealed the truth behind the White Fleet ...
Illinois Class Battleship - Ships in Class
1897 Launched 4 October 1898 Commissioned 16 September 1901 Operations European Squadron, Great White Fleet. 18 May 1898 Commissioned 16 October 1900 Operations Great White Fleet Victories None Fate Decommissioned on 7 May 1920 for use as a target ship, sunk on 27 September 1921 USS ...
USS Kansas (BB-21) - Pre-World War I
... She joined the "Great White Fleet" at Hampton Roads on 9 December and passed in review before President Theodore Roosevelt while getting underway on the first leg of the fleet's historic world cruise ... Turning north, the fleet visited Valparaíso, Chile, and Callao Bay, Peru, en route to Magdalena Bay, Mexico, for a month of target practice ... The "Great White Fleet" reached San Diego, California on 14 April 1908, and moved on to San Francisco, California on 7 May ...

Famous quotes containing the words fleet and/or white:

    Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
    Which I gaze on so fondly today,
    Were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms,
    Like fairy-gifts fading away.
    Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

    I can’t think of a single supposedly Black issue that hasn’t wasted the original Black target group and then spread like the measles to outlying white experience.
    June Jordan (b. 1936)