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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.

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.

Contents

Nineteenth centuryEdit

Grover ClevelandEdit

Before World War OneEdit

Theodore RooseveltEdit

William Howard TaftEdit

1914–1919: Woodrow WilsonEdit

 
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.

Inter-warEdit

Warren G. HardingEdit

Calvin CoolidgeEdit

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

Franklin D. RooseveltEdit

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

1940 to 1945Edit

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

Post-war to presentEdit

Dwight EisenhowerEdit

 
International Naval Review – 1957

Gerald FordEdit

Ronald ReaganEdit

Bill ClintonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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