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Crew members pal around during the crossing initiation ceremony, where sailors who have never crossed the equator before are "brought before Neptune" and tested.
A sailor prepares to dive into the sea off the deck of the U.S.S. West Virginia.
Crew members hanging out of the West Virginia and in a smaller boat alongside attempt to right the overturned boat.
The motor boats were used to transport enlisted men to and from shore.
The U.S.S. West Virginia crew organized on the deck.
A sailor stands in the boat while it's being raised by the battleship's crane. The "punt" boat was used only to paint the sides of the ship. The boat pictured on the far left is a whale boat, which is used as a life boat and is also used in racing. The boat on the right  is called a "racing cutter" and is also used as a life boat and in cutter racing.
An unidentified crew member leans against the 5" gun and port.
Captain Spears and his inspecting party make a routine inspection.
A crew consisting of a cox, and engineer and two extra men are pictured on the stem of the boat, which was used to take enlisted men ashore. The boat carries about 125 men and is 50 feet long.
Sailors and Naval officers fill the battleship's deck.