Sailors perform Shellback initiation ceremonies aboard USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1936, November 24 Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
King Neptune shellback initiation ceremonies aboard the U.S. Navy ship USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in the Atlantic Ocean. Sailors dressed in costumes perform on the ship deck. Doctors perform mock operation on a patient lying on stretcher. The sailors perform a mock beheading act. A sailor points at a spinning board that decides each initiate's fate. Initiate sailors thrown into a small water pool. They play games aboard the ship. USS Indianapolis underway to South America, carrying President Franklin Roosevelt on a "Good Neighbor" trip for state visits.
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