The Sailors: Crossing the Equator

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King Neptune and members of his party during equator crossing ceremonies.

NH 106195. King Neptune and members of his party during equator crossing ceremonies. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Equator crossing ceremonies.

NH 106197. Equator crossing ceremonies. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Dunk tank used during equator crossing ceremonies.

NH 106198. Dunk tank used during equator crossing ceremonies. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

King Neptune and party during equator crossing ceremonies.

NH 106222. King Neptune and party during equator crossing ceremonies. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Dunking tank for equator crossing ceremonies.

NH 106223. Dunking tank for equator crossing ceremonies. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Equator crossing certificate.

NH 106225-KN. Equator crossing certificate. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Maine's commanding officer greets King Neptune and Royal Party at beginning of equator crossing ceremonies.

NH 106226. Maine's commanding officer greets King Neptune and Royal Party at beginning of equator crossing ceremonies. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.

Illustration and headline of a certificate issued to Harry Howard after he crossed the equator aboard Kansas in January 1908.

NH 69571. Illustration and headline of a certificate issued to Harry Howard after he crossed the equator aboard Kansas in January 1908. Courtesy of Harry Howard; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph. Download image.

Equator crossing ceremonies on board Wisconsin.

NH 81446. Equator crossing ceremonies on board Wisconsin. courtesy of Mrs. Worth Sprunt; from the collection of Rear Admiral B.F. Hutchison, USN; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph. Download image.

Equator crossing ceremonies on board Wisconsin.

NH 81447. Equator crossing ceremonies on board Wisconsin. Courtesy of Mrs. Worth Sprunt; from the collection of Rear Admiral B. F. Hutchison, USN; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph. Download image.

Published:Tue Nov 28 07:57:41 EST 2017