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Link Posted: 8/21/2009 10:13:18 PM EDT
I aint no WOG, I'll tell you that.

I puked my guts out.
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 10:14:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jrfoxx:
Originally Posted By CanadianDave:

Originally Posted By -GunNutJuell-:
Originally Posted By CanadianDave:


I was expecting the I like turtles kid too.

I was referring to this:

immediately after eating a maricino cherry from that fat guy's belly





I'll admit, The Navy has some odd traditions.


I did it too!
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 10:26:50 PM EDT
How come I don't see no womenz in those pics - surely the ladies do something too.. ?
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 10:44:39 PM EDT
1994, USS Comstock. 1st LAR, Alpha Co., 1st PLT.

I wish I had never gotten out of the Marines. I guess I didn't know how good I had it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 10:47:03 PM EDT
Feb 2000 USS Monterey CG-61 on the way to the Seychelles after the Volgoneft 147 takedown.
Initiated a bunch more on board the USS OBannon DD-987 in early 2001 during a Unitas. There were females onboard the OB, it was pretty interesting....
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 10:52:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2009 10:54:23 PM EDT by Barney_Calhoun]
Count me in. Indian Ocean, New Years Day, 1990 USS Long Beach CGN-9
Link Posted: 8/21/2009 11:03:54 PM EDT


Shellback here. Those slimey wogs.

Me mother was a mermaid, me father was king Neptune.

Link Posted: 8/21/2009 11:20:06 PM EDT
Another Golden Shellback here.

never got to go back across as a shellback though. I really wanted to shalalee the fuck outta some slimey wogs

Link Posted: 8/21/2009 11:36:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:


2005, USS Cowpens between Japan and Australia


...now that I'm back home and drunk, did I tell you fuckers about my Order of Magellan?
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 1:39:55 AM EDT
USS Horne (CG-30) enroute from Pearl Harbor to Papeete, Tahiti. July, 78. got a little extra attention, because it came to the attention of the few shellbacks that I was the one that secured them in the helo hanger during one of their planning sessions.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 3:07:40 AM EDT
Yep, in the 70's near the Seychelle Islands, I'm also a Plankowner on the USS Valdez (FF-1096). My grandad was a Golden Shellback on the USS Lexington in 1937 (he also got his "Shipwrecked Sailor of the South Seas" certificate when the Lady Lex was sunk at the Battle of the Coral Sea). His GS certificate reads "bound Southwards towards the Equator in search of the lost Earhart plane". Talk about some family history, these will all get passed down to my son someday!
Tomac
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 3:09:53 AM EDT
Shellback here. Wespac 79-80. USS Coral Sea.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 3:46:23 AM EDT

USS Bunker Hill; 1997(?)
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 3:57:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wingnutx:

Originally Posted By iNeXile556:

1981 USS Marvin Shields, FF1066.

Is that ship still commissioned? I'd like to see it sometime.

Marvin Shields was a badass.


No the Shields was decommissioned in 1992 and sold to Mexico in or about 1996. She was a good ship.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 6:14:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TeacherInCA:
1993 USS Abraham Lincoln WestPac Cruise
Trusty Shellback


I was on that cruise

Oct 82 for me, USS Midway
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 6:32:34 AM EDT
Westpac 83-84 USS Ranger. AKA deathpac 83-84. We spent 121 days on station in the IO
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 6:43:58 AM EDT
I have my Grandpa's certificate from WWII. 21 Aug, 1944 on the USS Pennsylvania.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 6:45:53 AM EDT

immediately after eating a maricino cherry from that fat guy's belly





Damn, we had to eat an olive.
Shellback
USS Mobile Bay (CG-53)
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 6:51:48 AM EDT
WESTPAC '90.

Link Posted: 8/22/2009 7:32:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2009 7:34:12 AM EDT by Zaphod]
Reporting as ordered.

USS DALE (CG-19), Summer, 1993, on DRUGOPS

Off the coast of Colombia, after going through the Panama Canal.

HAIL KING NEPTUNE!
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 7:44:31 AM EDT
'92. USS John Hancock (DD-981)
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 8:31:25 AM EDT
Golden Shellback
Westpac 97, USS Kitty Hawk

We had women on board, sot it was much more tame than I was expecting. I think I might have gotten wet from a firehose.

It was cool to see them run up the pirates flag though...
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 8:38:58 AM EDT
I know what a polywog is, and I know what a shellback is. But what is a "Golden Shellback"?
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 8:51:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2009 8:52:08 AM EDT by Dennese]
USS Midway CV-41, 1987, What the hell was in the truth serum? Green eggs and ham, I hated the tunnel of love, can still smell the puke. When they dropped EL3 to take us up to the flight deck everything looked like something out of a Mad Max movie.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 8:53:13 AM EDT
Shellback and Order of the Rock
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 8:57:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By frogwater:
Somewhere south of Singapore, April 11 '87. That's me in the middle with Crisco and food coloring all over my face, immediately after eating a maricino cherry from that fat guy's belly.

Good times.




You semen are pretty gay.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 9:09:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 9:33:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 9:58:54 AM EDT
shellback here.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 10:07:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 10:12:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 10:17:48 AM EDT
Wog here.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 2:11:16 PM EDT
USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 1964. Davy Jones on USS Constellation CVA 64 1979.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 2:17:54 PM EDT
My grandpa became one back in 1943 while on the USS Baltimore in the pacific. I still have his official indoctrination paper he got after completing it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 2:24:05 PM EDT
Not me, but my dad. He got his card on July 13, 1942 when the USS Washington (BB56) crossed the equator in the Pacific. It must have been some experience as he carried that card in his wallet until the day he died in 1999. He had a Bluenose card too. Got them both within a 6 months. Interestingly enough all of the officers on the ship who had never crossed the equator elected to undergo the initiation too rather then simply pay a fine. That earned them a lot of respect in the eyes of the old tars on board. Surprisingly enough they still did the ceremony in the middle of the war when the issue was yet highly in doubt..
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 2:42:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 4:19:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2009 4:54:19 PM EDT by GR8TWYT]
Order of the Blue Nose and Suez Safari (X 2) but no Shellback.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 4:22:31 PM EDT
10-4, Crossing during a West Pac in 1982
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 4:43:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
I know what a polywog is, and I know what a shellback is. But what is a "Golden Shellback"?


One who has crossed the equator and the international dateline at the same time...
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 4:47:47 PM EDT
USS Nimitz 1980 on the way to Gonzo Station ( IO ) and the failed Iranian hostage rescue mission.

Blue Nose later that year.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 6:55:26 PM EDT
Yes i'm a plank owner
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 7:15:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2009 7:15:39 PM EDT by KA3B]
I passed in 2002, my knees were too fucked up.
I was given the option of walking the wog line, I said thanks but no thanks.
Wog for life!

I do have -
Plankowner
Bluenose
Antarctic Circle
I crossed the equator many many times in Naval aircraft.
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 7:20:04 PM EDT
None of the above, having never been in the USN. But a friend of mine is a Golden Shellback with Bluenose, and he told me the stories of the festivities involved. Sounds like fun to me!

I do have a few questions:

What's a Golden Dragon?

What's a Polar Bear?


I understand Shellback, Golden Shellback, and Bluenose. But I don't know any of the other variations on the theme.


If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably go for the USN. Every former or retired sailor I know had an absolute blast for his entire career.


CJ
Link Posted: 8/22/2009 9:22:39 PM EDT
Trusty Shellback here.

31st MEU, USS BELLEU WOOD, 1993

-KW
Link Posted: 8/23/2009 5:55:12 AM EDT
Order of the Sand Sailor 2006 and 2008
Chief Initiation/Selection
Link Posted: 10/3/2009 4:44:25 PM EDT
I never knew there were so many orders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-crossing_ceremony

The Order of the Blue Nose for sailors who have crossed the Arctic Circle.
The Order of the Red Nose for sailors who have crossed the Antarctic Circle.
The Order of the Golden Dragon for sailors who have crossed the International Date Line.
The Order of the Ditch for sailors who have passed through the Panama Canal.
The Order of the Rock for sailors who have transited the Strait of Gibraltar.
The Safari to Suez for sailors who have passed through the Suez Canal.
The Golden Shellback for sailors who have crossed the point where the Equator crosses the International Date Line.
The Emerald Shellback or Royal Diamond Shellback for sailors who cross at 0 degrees off the coast of West Africa (where the Equator crosses the Prime Meridian)
The Realm of the Czars for sailors who crossed into the Black Sea.
The Order of Magellan for sailors who circumnavigated the earth.
The Order of the Lakes for sailors who have sailed on all five Great Lakes.
Link Posted: 10/3/2009 4:51:07 PM EDT
Never a Shellback - did get the Order of the Bluenose, and Suez Safari X 2 though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2009 4:54:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By joshki:
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
I know what a polywog is, and I know what a shellback is. But what is a "Golden Shellback"?


One who has crossed the equator and the international dateline at the same time...

180th meridian right?
Link Posted: 10/3/2009 4:57:49 PM EDT
USS Duluth LPD 6 1987 south of Singapore. Trusty Shellback here!
Link Posted: 10/3/2009 4:58:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2009 5:05:29 PM EDT by PanzerOfDoom]
Yup,

USS Lapon(SSN-661) Indian Ocean Run, 1985. Also: Order of Magellan
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Golden Dragon

Northern Run 1986, Order of the Blue Nose
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