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Sailors dance and entertain during shellback ceremonies aboard ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) in the Pacific Ocean

Scenes from shell back initiation ceremonies aboard the USS Edisto in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors dressed in white robes act during the King Neptune ceremonies. They dance and entertain spectators. A sailor scrubs the ship deck. A sailor dressed as a pirate is taken away by the doctors. An officer shakes hands with the pirate. The ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) was under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump."

Date: 1947, November 22
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ensign Nelson and other sailors dressed in costumes during Shellback ceremonies aboard the USS Edisto (AG-89) in the Pacific

Shell back initiation ceremonies underway aboard The USS Edisto in the Pacific Ocean. Ensign Nelson, dressed as a cigarette girl, sits on a ladder and hands out gum and cigarettes to the sailors. The sailors tease him about his dress. They break an egg on a Pollywog's head. Another sailor act as a dog and follows his master with a rope in his neck. Doctor Savage dressed as a doctor examines the Pollywog. The ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) was under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump."

Date: 1947, November 22
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States sailors participate in Shellback initiation ceremony aboard the USS Edisto (AG-89)

Shellback initiation ceremony aboard the ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89), under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump." Commander Nutt and Mr Grace serve as officers of the deck during King Neptune's shell back ceremony. Mr Grace uses two toilet rolls as binoculars and looks through them. The crew search for Davy Jones. Mr Boffa , a civilian dressed in a costume, also looks for Davy Jones. Mr. Malcolm Davis of the Washington Zoo is seen. A pollywog officer on the deck. He reports to the officer that they could not find Davy Jones.

Date: 1947, November 22
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scott Island in the Antarctic Ocean during Operation High Jump.

General views of Scott Island in the Antarctic Ocean during Operation High Jump. Views of Scott island. Boat at sea. Scott island in the background.

Date: 1947, February 13
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men clean floors and fish are fed to penguins aboard a ship in the Antarctic Ocean.

Penguins are fed aboard ship in the Antarctic Ocean. Two penguins in a cage. A photographers standing beside cage. A man sprays water using water hose. Men clean floor of deck as water hose is sprayed. The man sprays water hose on the cage. Two men sitting with bucket. Men place tablets into mouths of fish. Men carry penguins out from the cage. Fish are fed to penguins.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men assemble a sled on the deck of USS Bear en route to the Antarctic, during Byrd's 3rd expedition.

U.S. explorer Admiral Richard Byrd's Antarctic III expedition to Antarctica. Expedition members assemble a dog sled on the deck of the Barkentine, USS Bear, while underway to the Antarctic during Admiral Byrd's 3rd Expedition.

Date: 1939
Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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