Photo #: NH 106085
Equator Crossing Ceremonies
A "Polywog" slides down the chute into the hands of a group of "Shellbacks" waiting in the dunking tank, 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 5 September 2008