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Royal Blue Nose (Realm of the Arctic)


Royal Blue Nose (Realm of the Arctic)

Crossing of the Arctic Circle (66-32 North latitude). Also known as the "Northern Domain of the Polar Bear" or "Blue Nose."

Veterans: 54
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2017

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Comment by John H. Eberle Jr. on November 28, 2011 at 11:28pm

I crossed it on the Kennedy CVA67 in 73

Comment by Gustave Grecsek Jr. on July 30, 2011 at 2:59pm
That shoud have been the DEW line
Comment by Gustave Grecsek Jr. on July 30, 2011 at 2:59pm

 I crossed the circle twice. The first time was in June 1951 to supply Thule when they were building it. The second time was in 1952 to suppy the due line. I was a QM2 assigned to LSU 852. Seeing all of the other commets makes me feel  like a antique.

Comment by Walter ABRAM on April 25, 2011 at 8:30pm
     U.S.S. BRUMBY (FF-1044)
Comment by Martin George Gnandt on April 23, 2011 at 4:59pm
I became a Blue Nose in 1982; onboard the USS Spadefish (SSN-668)
Comment by Michael Scott Richardson on March 17, 2011 at 2:33pm
I was deployed on the maiden voyage on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.  I was in VA-35 and crossed on 13Sep88 at longitude 007 degrees.
Comment by Andrew Carter on December 9, 2010 at 12:25pm
I crossed the Arctic Circle during the summer of 1987 aboard the USS Aubrey Fitch FFG-34
Comment by Timothy Adams on October 9, 2010 at 12:09am
I got my blue nose just above Tromso Norway onboard the USS Jack Williams FFG-24, in 1984.
Comment by David Lee Barbee on September 12, 2010 at 2:02am
Resupplied the DEW Line aboard USS Catamount in the summer of 1957.
Stopped in the vicinity of Point Barrow near an abandoned Eskimo village for a little R@R, which actually wasn't anything but a beer bust.
Dodging ice floes, sailing on ocean water that resembled glass, and midnight sun, made the cold almost bareble, but no Northern Lights.
Comment by Patrick Buckley on July 22, 2010 at 8:53pm
My nose turned blue on the Minneapolis St Paul SSN-708. It was in 1997 on the way to going on station, doing what Sonarmen do.

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