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NH 104513-A USS West Virginia

Photo #: NH 104513-A  USS West Virginia
Title: USS West Virginia
Description: (Armored Cruiser # 5) Members of King Neptune's Court minister to a Pollywog, during an Equator crossing ceremony in October 1919, while the ship was en route to the western Pacific. The Pollywog is seated on a catapult, which will soon hurl him into the dunking tank to receive the attentions of waiting Shellbacks. Photo from the 1909-1924 album of Vice Admiral Olaf M. Hustvedt, USN (Retired), who was a Midshipman in USS West Virginia at the time this image was made. Courtesy of Rick Hauck, 2006. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 104513-A
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