Ensign Nelson and other sailors dressed in costumes during Shellback ceremonies aboard the USS Edisto (AG-89) in the Pacific
Pacific Ocean Date:1947, November 22 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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."
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