King Neptune's court in session during Shellback Initiation ceremony aboard USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1936, November 24 Duration:58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Shellback Initiation ceremonies aboard the U.S. Navy ship USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in the Atlantic Ocean. The USS Indianapolis is on its way to South America, carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt on a "Good neighbor" cruise for state visits. The captain of the ship, Captain Henry Kent Hewitt, walks along with sailors dressed in costumes. Neptune's court in session. A sailor reads from a "subpoena" of the court. The subpoena reads "In the Royal High Court of the Realm of Neptune, In and for the District of Equatorius."
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