Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween-Neptunus Rex's Royal Police
For Halloween 2011, we present "HRH" Neptunus Rex's Royal Police squad on board the battleship USS Alabama (BB-8) during the 1907-1909 cruise of the U.S. Battle Fleet (a.k.a. the “Great White Fleet”). The Royal Police's job was to enforce order during the "crossing the line" ceremonies, which took place when a ship crosses the equator. Along with other the warships of the Fleet, this particular crossing-the-line ceremony took place on January 8, 1908. It was one of the largest events of its type.