In 1907, midshipmen aboard the U.S.S. Kentucky celebrated Thanksgiving and enjoyed a great feast which, like the ship's commissioning, lacked any alcohol.
The following month, the U.S.S. Kentucky and her midshipmen would experience a great thrill as part of President Roosevelt's "Great White Fleet" which departed Hampton Roads, Va. in December 1907. After circumnavigating the globe, the fleet was reviewed by the President upon return to Hampton Roads on February 22, 1909.