On December 16, 1907, sixteen battleships steamed out of Hampton Roads. Over the next fourteen months, they circumnavigated the globe, returning to Hampton Roads on February 22, 1909, George Washington's birthday. Forever known to history as the Great White Fleet, these coal-burning battleships had steamed an astounding 46,729 miles! USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship is the story of the ship that led that historic voyage, a voyage which proved to be the greatest peacetime demonstration of naval power in modern maritime history. USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship is a welcome addition to the maritime history of early twentieth century America.