Pollywogs go through an line crossing initiation ceremony aboard a United States Coast Guard liner in the Atlantic Ocaean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1926 Duration:3 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
An shellback initiation ceremony aboard a United Stated Coast Guard liner in the Atlantic Ocean. Coast guard personnel on the deck of the ship. The sailors in trunks. The beginning of the initiation rites by experienced sailors. The sailors who are crossing the equator line the first time, go through the ceremony. One sailor is seated in a chair on a platform on the deck. Several sailors around the platform. Water is splashed on the sailors with a hose. A sailor dressed as a woman. The sailor is toppled into a pool of water by two other sailors. Few sailors dressed in different costumes sit on the deck. A high ranking seamen, dressed as King Neptune accompanied by his wife Queen Amphitrite, and the Court officiates the initiation ceremony. The coast guards lined up. The sailors portraying King Neptune and Queen Amphitrite walk past them and go on to the platform. The pollywogs, sailors who are crossing the equator first time, are locked in pillories.
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