Sailors dance and entertain during shellback ceremonies aboard ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean Date:1947, November 22 Duration:2 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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."
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