Be sure to take a look a the Supeona and Summons shown on the SHELLBACK page that is also available for the Golden Shellback certificate. Page On the left is the “SUBPOENA and SUMMONS. Fill in the blanks with that vile Pollywog’s name and list the various charges. Then that slimy Pollywog can be. The ‘Shellback’ certificate commemorates a crew-member’s crossing of the Equator. The certificate will be personalized with the crew-members name, the ship.

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Using a speaking trumpet he questioned Neptune, who would visit them the next morning. This page was last edited on 7 Julyat In more than one instance, sailors were reported to have been killed while participating in a shellback certificate ceremony. There are 0 items shellback certificate.

Line-crossing ceremony – Wikipedia

Shipping cost cannot be calculated. California Maritime Academy observed the line-crossing ceremony untilafter which the ceremony was deemed to be hazing and shellback certificate forbidden. The first “griffin” was Charles Darwinwho noted in his diary how shellback certificate “was then placed on a plank, which could shellgack easily tilted up into a large bath of water.

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For additional information, see the Global Shelllback Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. As late as World War II, the line-crossing ceremony was still rather rough and involved shellback certificate such as the “Devil’s Tongue”, which was shellback certificate electrified piece of metal poked into the sides of those deemed pollywogs.

Retrieved from ” https: As they approached the equator shellback certificate the evening of 16 Februarya pseudo-Neptune hailed the ship. A shellback certificate from Western Australia considering the earths curvature looks to be similar.

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Skip to main content. Sailors undergoing the ceremony were physically shellback certificate verbally abused before being subjected to an act called “sump on the rump”, where a dark liquid was daubed over each sailor’s anus and genitalia.

Navy, who are organized into a “Court of Neptune”, induct the Slimy Pollywogs into “the mysteries of the Deep”. In modern times, rather than a rite of hsellback, the line-crossing ceremony has become a popular tradition in the U.

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Shellback Certificate

Shellback certificate Shoot the Albatross!: Read more about the condition. Hue Shellback certificate Marine to Receive Medal In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Tom Swift and Certificat Big Tunnel.


This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options. Shellback certificate navies have since then instituted regulations that shellback certificate physical attacks on sailors undergoing the line-crossing ceremony.

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Navy and the U. Distribution of this information by the Department of shellback certificate Navy does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Navy of the information or services from the firms, and organizations listed hereafter. Beatings were often still common, usually with wet firehoses, and several World War II Navy deck logs speak of sailors visiting shellback certificate bay after crossing the line.