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PC-1224 crossing the International Date Line, 1 April 1945
Photos from the collection of Stephen Kohut, contributed by Frank Deak


1. An officer has his 'Crimes' read off by the Executive Officer (XO)

2. An officer just after his initiation

3.. Another officer after initiation

4. Crew waiting to be called for initiation.
Steve Kohut is front row center.

5. Some still waiting

6. XO

7. XO reads off sailors 'crimes'

8. Steve Kohut's caption on back of a photo

9. Being initiated

10. Getting a haircut

11. Haircut finished - Not to bad

12. Smart sailor, got his haircut before the initiation

13. One sailor finishing up while another beging initiation

14. 'Queen of the Deep' before whom everyone has to be sworn in

15. About to be sworn in to the Golden Dragons by the Queen of the Deep

16. Forced to consent to becoming a Golden Dragon

17. Getting soaked down and pummeled

18. Getting soaked down with fire hose

19. Getting soaked, pummeled and grease smered on his back

20. Two old salts who were over the line before - 10 and 5 years of service

21. Steve Kohut and buddy

22. Steve Kohut

23. Steve Kohut
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