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JoeCoastie
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:13:18 AM
I aint no WOG, I'll tell you that.

I puked my guts out.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:14:51 AM
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!
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:26:50 AM
How come I don't see no womenz in those pics - surely the ladies do something too.. ?
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:44:39 AM
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.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:47:03 AM
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....
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Count me in. Indian Ocean, New Years Day, 1990 USS Long Beach CGN-9
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Posted: 8/22/2009 3:03:54 AM


Shellback here. Those slimey wogs.

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Posted: 8/22/2009 3:20:06 AM
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

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Posted: 8/22/2009 3:36:07 AM
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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?
Ohne Schwefel und Salpeter gibt's keine Freiheit!

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Posted: 8/22/2009 5:39:55 AM
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.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 7:07:40 AM
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!
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Posted: 8/22/2009 7:09:53 AM
Shellback here. Wespac 79-80. USS Coral Sea.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 7:46:23 AM

USS Bunker Hill; 1997(?)
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Posted: 8/22/2009 7:57:42 AM
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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.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 10:14:45 AM
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1993 USS Abraham Lincoln WestPac Cruise
Trusty Shellback


I was on that cruise

Oct 82 for me, USS Midway
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Westpac 83-84 USS Ranger. AKA deathpac 83-84. We spent 121 days on station in the IO
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Posted: 8/22/2009 10:43:58 AM
I have my Grandpa's certificate from WWII. 21 Aug, 1944 on the USS Pennsylvania.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 10:45:53 AM

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





Damn, we had to eat an olive.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 10:51:48 AM
WESTPAC '90.

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Posted: 8/22/2009 11:32:04 AM
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Reporting as ordered.

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

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

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Posted: 8/22/2009 11:44:31 AM
'92. USS John Hancock (DD-981)
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Posted: 8/22/2009 12:31:25 PM
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...
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I know what a polywog is, and I know what a shellback is. But what is a "Golden Shellback"?
Death before dishonor.

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Posted: 8/22/2009 12:51:30 PM
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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.
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Shellback and Order of the Rock
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Posted: 8/22/2009 12:57:44 PM
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.




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Posted: 8/22/2009 1:09:06 PM
Went across the line twice, both times on the USS Enterprise.

Didn't care much for the garbage chute.

It was the most surreal day I had in the USN. Being flogged with firehoses that had been soaked in salt water, being pelted with eggs, cooking oil dumped on all of us, made to crawl everywhere, getting buck naked on the flight deck, throwing my entire uniform over the side and then crossing paths with the Flag Admiral in blue tile while I was hightailing it bare-assed back to berthing to jump in the shower line.

Second time across was much more enjoyable.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 1:58:54 PM
shellback here.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:07:16 PM
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Originally Posted By lawdog2831:
USS Cochrane DDG-21 SouthPac '79

Hey, another DDG dude!... I was on DDG-22.

Ironically, both ships were being towed together from PH to Brownsville for scrapping. ex-Stoddert DDG-22 sunk enroute (scuttled by tug crew) and now rests in Davy Jones locker. Apparently Cochrane made it all the way to TX and was chopped up.


I was on the Berkeley DDG-15, the first of the Adams Class with the 1 arm bandit.

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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:12:12 PM
still a wog

Flew down to Australia to catch the USS Juneau LPD-10 and when they crossed heading north, they decided it would be to dangerous for the handful that joined the ship in Perth, so they didn't bother.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 2:17:48 PM
Wog here.
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USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31 1964. Davy Jones on USS Constellation CVA 64 1979.
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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.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 6:24:05 PM
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..
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Posted: 8/22/2009 6:42:48 PM
Originally Posted By gaweidert:
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..


No surprise really, the Navy is big on traditions.
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Order of the Blue Nose and Suez Safari (X 2) but no Shellback.
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10-4, Crossing during a West Pac in 1982
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Posted: 8/22/2009 8:43:52 PM
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...
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Posted: 8/22/2009 8:47:47 PM
USS Nimitz 1980 on the way to Gonzo Station ( IO ) and the failed Iranian hostage rescue mission.

Blue Nose later that year.
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Yes i'm a plank owner
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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 -
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I crossed the equator many many times in Naval aircraft.
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Posted: 8/22/2009 11:20:04 PM
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.


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Trusty Shellback here.

31st MEU, USS BELLEU WOOD, 1993

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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.
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Never a Shellback - did get the Order of the Bluenose, and Suez Safari X 2 though.
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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?
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Posted: 10/3/2009 8:57:49 PM
USS Duluth LPD 6 1987 south of Singapore. Trusty Shellback here!
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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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