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Equator crossing ceremony aboard Indianapolis, Nov 1936James Roosevelt punished by Shellbacks, Equator crossing ceremony aboard Indianapolis, Nov 1936Roosevelt pleaded his case, Equator crossing ceremony aboard Indianapolis, Nov 1936Lewis Puller dressed as Davy Jones during a line-crossing ceremony aboard USS Fuller, Apr 1942
Equator crossing ceremony aboard Indianapolis, Nov 1936James Roosevelt punished by Shellbacks, Equator crossing ceremony aboard Indianapolis, Nov 1936Roosevelt pleaded his case, Equator crossing ceremony aboard Indianapolis, Nov 1936Lewis Puller dressed as Davy Jones during a line-crossing ceremony aboard USS Fuller, Apr 1942
Equator crossing ceremony aboard Wasp, Jul 1942Line crossing ceremony aboard light cruiser USS Montpelier, circa 1943; note SOC-1 aircraft in backgroundWritten orders to the crew of USS Essex from Captain Donald B Duncan alerting crewmembers to the upcoming Line Crossing Ceremony, 22 Oct 1943A summons issued by Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, to LtCdr Francis Gilreath aboard USS Essex calling him to appear at the Line Crossing ceremony, 26 Oct 1943
Equator crossing ceremony aboard Wasp, Jul 1942Line crossing ceremony aboard light cruiser USS Montpelier, circa 1943; note SOC-1 aircraft in backgroundWritten orders to the crew of USS Essex from Captain Donald B Duncan alerting crewmembers to the upcoming Line Crossing Ceremony, 22 Oct 1943A summons issued by Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, to LtCdr Francis Gilreath aboard USS Essex calling him to appear at the Line Crossing ceremony, 26 Oct 1943
Crossing the Line certificate issued to LtCdr Francis N Gilreath, Trusty Shellback, who crossed the line aboard USS Essex 26 Oct 1943 while en route from Pearl Harbor to Espiritu Santo, New HebridesLine crossing ceremony aboard USS Coral Sea, 15 Nov 1943Equator crossing ceremonies on West Virginia, 1944Captain Thomas L Sprague of the USS Intrepid offering remarks of welcome to he Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort just before for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.
Crossing the Line certificate issued to LtCdr Francis N Gilreath, Trusty Shellback, who crossed the line aboard USS Essex 26 Oct 1943 while en route from Pearl Harbor to Espiritu Santo, New HebridesLine crossing ceremony aboard USS Coral Sea, 15 Nov 1943Equator crossing ceremonies on West Virginia, 1944Captain Thomas L Sprague of the USS Intrepid offering remarks of welcome to he Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort just before for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.
The Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort arriving on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.The Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort in the hangar deck of the USS Intrepid for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.Sailors with unusual haircuts received during a Line Cross Ceremony aboard USS Saratoga, Feb 1944
The Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort arriving on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.The Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his escort in the hangar deck of the USS Intrepid for the Line Crossing ceremonies, 22 Jan 1944.Sailors with unusual haircuts received during a Line Cross Ceremony aboard USS Saratoga, Feb 1944'The Royal Court of Neptunus Rex': line crossing ceremony aboard USS Petrof Bay, Aug 1944
Captain Carlos Wieber bids welcome to the Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his Court aboard USS Essex for the Line Crossing ceremony, 1 Sep 1944Line Crossing ceremony aboard USS Essex, 1 Sep 1944Line Crossing ceremony aboard USS Essex, 1 Sep 1944. Official captions reads, "The way of the Polliwog is hard."Rear Admiral Frederic Sherman, left, and Captain Carlos Wieber bid welcome to the Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his Court aboard USS Essex for the Line Crossing ceremony, 1 Sep 1944
Captain Carlos Wieber bids welcome to the Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his Court aboard USS Essex for the Line Crossing ceremony, 1 Sep 1944Line Crossing ceremony aboard USS Essex, 1 Sep 1944Line Crossing ceremony aboard USS Essex, 1 Sep 1944. Official captions reads, "The way of the Polliwog is hard."Rear Admiral Frederic Sherman, left, and Captain Carlos Wieber bid welcome to the Ruler of the Raging Main, Neptunus Rex, and his Court aboard USS Essex for the Line Crossing ceremony, 1 Sep 1944

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