Photo #: NH 106222-A
USS Maine (Battleship # 10)
After receiving the attentions of the "Royal Barber" and the "Royal Doctor", a "Polywog" begins his descent into the dunking tank during Equator crossing ceremonies, 6 January 1908. The "Royal Bears" are waiting in the tank to administer the initiation's next phase.
Maine was then steaming south off the Brazilian coast during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 15 November 2008