United States sailors participate in Shellback initiation ceremony aboard the USS Edisto (AG-89)
Pacific Ocean Date:1947, November 22 Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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