Crossing The Equator

The Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy have a tradition of holding ceremonies on board ship to mark sailors’ first crossing of the Equator; these often feature someone in the role of King Neptune. This is how the men of the Cumberland Sound marked the occasion.

Photo credit: John H. Laing.


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