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.
Before World War One
- 1903 at Oyster Bay, New York – Presidential Fleet Review
- 2 September–4 September 1906, Oyster Bay, N.Y. – U.S. naval vessels included:
- 16 December 1907, Hampton Roads – Send-off for the Great White Fleet, which included the USS Georgia, 15 other battleships, a torpedo boat squadron and transports, USS Truxtun
- 10 June 1907 – Presidential Review, from Fort Monroe as part of Jamestown Exposition which laid the groundwork for Naval Station, Norfolk – U.S. naval vessels included USS Georgia, from which 11 June was proclaimed "Georgia Day"
- 6 May–8 May 1908, San Francisco Bay, reviewed by Secretary of the Navy, which included the following units of the Pacific Fleet:
- 22 February 1909, Hampton Roads – Return of the Great White Fleet, which included the following vessels:
William Howard Taft
1914–1919: Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
- June 1927, Hampton Roads – Naval vessels included:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1940 to 1945
- Navy Day, 27 October 1940
- Navy Day Fleet Review in New York Harbor, 27 October 1945
Post-war to present
- ^ "Bennington I". DANFS.
- ^ Paul Stillwell, Battleship Arizona: An Illustrated History (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991), 303. ISBN 0-87021-023-8. OCLC 23654474.
- ^ USS Albany Web Site
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