Shipboard shenanigans

By: usermattw

Jun 28 2019

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Category: Groups, Men


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What it is:

Photo measuring 4.75 x 3 inches.


What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.



This is one of those smaller pictures that definitely benefits from being enlarged.  The man wielding the broom is wearing a hat on which I can read the word “station”.  Unfortunately, that’s not enough of a clue for me to figure out where they are, or who they are.  Or, of course, to figure out what the heck is going on here.

6 comments on “Shipboard shenanigans”

  1. looks like an early gay pride parade in the SF bay 😉
    The photograph seems to be taken on the rear side deck onboard of a Pennsylvania class battleship (note the lattice mast). Two of the sailors seem to run away (don’t want to get in the picture).

    • Ha! Yes, it does. It certainly looks like there’s something a little playful and naughty going on, unless it just happens to be the day all their pants get laundered. Who knows, maybe it’s a dance routine, and the two who seem to be running away are actually doing their moves. 🙂

  2. Isn’t there a tradition of getting dressed up when the equator is crossed? Is that a possibility? 🤔

  3. The variety of styles, plus what little we can see of their footwear, makes me think the group in the pic are just visiting the ship. When I was a kid, we got to go on an aircraft carrier and look into the planes. Whatever it is, they are definitely having a good time!

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