Item title reads - Crossing the Line, U.S. style. President elect Hoover with Father Neptune and his court, join in fun of turning pollywogs into shellbacks. The Equator.
M/S as procession of sea people, including a band, walk along. Various shots of Neptune and attendants walking on deck,...
When a ship crosses the equator the crew dress up in wigs and skirts and have fun terrorising the guests.
Crossing the line ceremony is performed as a part of Navy Week Display in Portsmouth.
Holidaymakers get a ducking in a "crossing the Equator" ceremony.
Sailors on the Canadian ship "Ontario" take part in the 'Crossing The Line' ceremony.
Crossing the Line ceremony in London with film stars Peter Arne and Yvonne Buckingham.
Sailors crossing the equator for the first time undergo initiation ceremony on HMS Hood.
Prince Edward on HMS Repulse + celebrations on board as ship crosses equator.