Photo #: NH 106084
Equator Crossing Ceremonies
A "Rookie" (or "Polywog") coming down the chute into the dunking tank, where he will receive the attentions of a group of waiting "Shellbacks", during a Neptune Party on board a battleship.
This view was probably taken in 1908, during the "Great White Fleet"'s cruise around the World.
Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 4 September 2008