Originally Posted By Paul:
As US Navy ships head south toward the equator we actually assign military watches to the toilet complete with special uniforms, observation devices, and an official log book. Every minute they are required to flush the toilet and make an observation entry in the log book as to which way the water swirled.
Trusty Shellback breaking slime covered Wogs in right since November of 1982.
Yep & I don't know if UCMJ has a Statute of Limitations so I'll never admit that I (might have) abandoned my watch on 2
NOV 68. However, there were 3 sailors who elected to forgo (their option) the honor of becoming a Shellback on that date.
After a couple of weeks of cold shoulder from the other 350 or so crew though, they decided this was a bad decision. We offered them another opportunity north-bound and they accepted. That was their second mistake. By then, of course, there were only those 3 Wogs left.
<Edit to correct date difference between Polywog day (27th) and Shellback day (28th).>