Naval Review

A Naval Review is an event, where the whole (or a very large part) of the United States Navy is paraded to be reviewed by the President of the United States or the Secretary of the Navy. It often includes warships and delegates from other national navies. It is more regular and frequent than its British equivalent, the Fleet Review, and often occurs on a Navy Day.

Following is a list of past Naval Reviews, by President. Each was reviewed by the President, unless otherwise noted.

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President Harry S. Truman (waving his hat) with his party on board USS Renshaw (DD-499) during the Navy Day Fleet Review in New York Harbor, 27 October 1945. USS Missouri (BB-63) is in the right background, and Navy planes are flying in formation overhead.

Nineteenth century

Grover Cleveland

Before World War One

Theodore Roosevelt

William Howard Taft

1914–1919: Woodrow Wilson

USS Arizona (BB-39) 1918
USS Arizona (BB-39) at the New York City review, 26 December 1918. She was the first of ten dreadnoughts to parade past Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels.


Warren G. Harding

Calvin Coolidge

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The USS Maryland (BB-46) during the June 1927 review

Franklin D. Roosevelt

USS Chicago (CA-29) underway off New York City on 31 May 1934 (NH 715)
USS Chicago (CA-29) underway off New York City, during 31 May 1934 fleet review.

1940 to 1945

USS Texas-4

USS Texas, 1940 review

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USS Missouri in the Panama Canal en route to the 1945 review

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Truman, 1945 review

USS New York-7

USS New York (BB-34) at the 1945 review

  • Navy Day, 27 October 1940
  • Navy Day Fleet Review in New York Harbor, 27 October 1945

Post-war to present

Dwight Eisenhower

International Naval Review - 1957
International Naval Review – 1957
USS Saratoga (CVA-60) 1957

USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

USS Randolph (CVA-15) during the International Naval Review in Hampton Roads, 12 Jun 1957 (NH 97490)

USS Randolph (CVA-15)

USS Iowa (BB-61) anchored in Hampton Roads on 12 June 1957

USS Iowa (BB-61)

USS Canberra (CAG-2) in Hampton Roads on 12 June 1957 (NH 98389)

USS Canberra (CAG-2)

Gerald Ford

Ronald Reagan

Bill Clinton


  1. ^ "Bennington I". DANFS.
  2. ^ Paul Stillwell, Battleship Arizona: An Illustrated History (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991), 303. ISBN 0-87021-023-8. OCLC 23654474.
  3. ^ USS Albany Web Site

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