U.S. Navy performs shellback initiation on USS Marblehead CL-12 .
French Indo China Date:1939 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Shellback initiation rites being held aboard USS Marblehead CL-12 off French Indo-China coast. U.S. Navy soldiers dressed in mythological greek clothing. Undressed man playing King Neptune, sits in his court. Captain of the vessel being initiated as shellback. Men dumped into a pool(vat) as part of shellback initiation.
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