Earl Nickleson, Electrician Mate Second Class (EM2) and served
on the York County LST-1175 during the "Solant Amity III" South African cruise in 1961 recently sent some images
from the cruise to South Africa. As most of you know, when a ship crosses the Equator, there is the usual
equator-crossing ceremony with crew members who have already crossed the Equator
are nicknamed (Trusty) Shellbacks, often referred to as Sons of Neptune, with those who have not, are nicknamed (Slimy)
The images shown below are from the operations to and from Africa showing both operations and the Pollywog ceremony.
As most of our other Navy pages, as you slowly move your mouse pointer over the small images below, hopefully
you will see the name or details about the larger image before selecting it to view. If you see a question mark
or the name is wrong, we would
appreciate an email to Tim Cook (email@example.com) helping me identify the image.