Crossing The Equator (Lattitude 00.00 Longitude 60.12E)
Mexican Hat Dance
King Neptune's Court passes sentence on this lowly polywog on his hand and knees.
The worst part of the initiation was crawling through a garbage filled canvas tube with a raw oyster in your mouth.
SM3 Jimmy Dant of Indiana (AKA "Captain Photo")
Kissing the Royal Baby's belly is part of the punishment for being a lowly polywog.
LTJG Farmer crawling out of the Royal Jail.
Close Order Drill
SMC (Chief Signalman) is led to the slaughter (so to speak).
Can't remember the guy's name on left but he was a Radioman (1st Class I think) from Roseburg, Oregon.
SMC Mulholland is forced to kiss the Royal Baby's belly.
Shellbacks herding the polywogs to King Neptune's Court.
The cleanest part of the initiation was sliding down the chute into a life raft filled with water.