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70th Anniversary of VJ Da

Crossing the Equator Ceremony
Aboard the USS Kalk
All Pollywogs, Sea Urchins, etcetera, were required to be inducted
into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep
when they crossed over the Equator for their very first time.
The following photos depict one of these induction ceremonies
for the sailors of the USS Kalk.