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.

© Stephen Clay McGehee 2011 – 2015
Unless otherwise noted, this work is copyrighted by Stephen Clay McGehee.
Material identified as being contributed by others is copyrighted
by the persons contributing that material.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

one × three =