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Artifacts: "Polliwogs to Shellbacks"

Initiation ritual for a sailors first crossing of the equator

The following photos were donated by Charles Snyder, GM1/c, gun Captain of #2 Five Inch

King Neptune getting permission from the Captain to begin....

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The "Initiation Gang" (certified Shellbacks)

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Polliwog Haircut

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Kissing the Greased Belly

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Humble Polliwog awaiting his fate

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Operating Table and Hot Sauce

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Dunk Tank

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Hose Down

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