The logistics backstory of the fleet’s voyage demonstrates the critical importance of strategic sealift and the ultimate vulnerability of any force that is dependent on logistics ships for fuel, stores, and ammunition—including the U.S. Navy today.
"The Great White Fleet Sails Today? Twenty-First-Century Logistics Lessons from the 1907–1909 Voyage of the Great White Fleet,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 71
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol71/iss4/6