Photo #: NH 41668
USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18)
After receiving the attention of the "Royal Barber" and other members of King Neptune's Court, a "Polywog" is tipped into the dunking tank for further "processing" as part of Equator crossing festivities during the cruise around the World, early January 1908.
Atlantic Fleet commander Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans and other officers watch from the ship's superstructure, in the left background.
Collection of Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright, 1928.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 5 September 2008