From a short documentary film entitled, "Neptune's Realm" depicting a shellback initiation ceremony aboard the USS Indianapolis in November 1936. In this clip, slates provide background on the ceremony. Then there are scenes of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in New York. The ship leaves the dock with Statue of Liberty in the background. Kingfisher floatplanes visible on the ship's deck. The ship is decorated with flags, on its way to pick up President Franklin Roosevelt in South Carolina before proceeding to South America. A fleet of ships underway. Some scenes from a shellback initiation. A Polliwog looks through binoculars. Sailors dressed in costumes act during the Shellback ceremony.
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