USS Cabildo (LSD-16) Crossing the Line
These pictures are courtesy of Cabildo Crewmember Association member Jim Nunner EM3 aboard 1961 -1964.
On March 6, 1962 the USS Cabildo crossed the Equator enroute to Christmas Island. Here King Neptune is assuming command from Capt. Gray who was rumored to be a shellback. This was the first of the USS Cabildos three line crossings in 1962
King Neptune assuming command
King Neptune (CWO Eaton) and his court
The offical Barber begins
The barbershop is busy
The barbers finishing touches
Kissing Neptune's Baby's Bellybutton
The March 6, 1962 Shellbacks
Later in 1962 the ship crosses for the second time returning to Christmas Island
The new baber looks young but competent
A new Neptune's Baby gets kissed
Cleaning up after the new barber
Neptune's Court and the second 1962 shellback group
Note: The USS Cabildo crossed the equator a third time in 1962. By then all aboard may have been shellbacks as I have not found any thrd crossing pictures.
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