(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 History and Heritage Command Photograph.