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crossing the line

Enroute to Ambon Indonesia aboard the USS Whipple DE 1062 on Oct.30th 1974 I was an OSSN we crossed at 126 degrees and 27 min. East.  The c…

Started by Jeffrey A. Loew

9 Sep 27, 2018
Reply by joseph urbanski

golden sheelback

I crossed the line in 72 going to Vietnam and now I'm a golden shellback

Started by robert biglow

2 Oct 5, 2017
Reply by James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired


Those Shellbacks seeking information on retiring here in the Philippines might want to check this out.Retired Activities Office (RAO) Subic…

Started by Kevin Warner

1 May 13, 2013
Reply by John W Sargent

crossed near singapore

it was somethin else! but after all the garbage, we had a "swimcall" ,washed ali the crap off of us! the marines were on shark watch! terry

Started by terry l barentsen

0 Sep 24, 2012


I crossed in about june 1984 on board the uss chandler ddg 996 on our way to fremantle australia. our co was trying to become a full bird s…

Started by s petrill

1 Mar 27, 2012
Reply by Edwin Tidwell


I crossed the equator in 1971 and 1973 aboard the USS McMorris (DE-1036) going to Australia and New Zealand.

Started by K Paul Parmenter

1 Mar 26, 2012
Reply by Alton Ray Adams

crossing the equator

i was on the uss navasot ao-106 it was 1962 headed for hobart tasmania for the coarl  sea cellabration befor we left pearl we pick up the m…

Started by richard alan schlesier

0 Oct 10, 2011
Reply by Hector F Latorre

Shellback/ Crossing the line

   It was back in 1978 when I crossed the line aboard the USS Hector AR-7 on our way to Tahiti!! Memories and pictures of those times!!!

Started by Paul Mupo

0 Oct 14, 2010

Warrant for my arrest before the action was taken

I was just going thru some of old papers and I noticed a Warrant for my Arrest and it was the charges that was listed before I was sent top…

Started by Jack E Butler

1 Jul 21, 2010

The USS Hector A-R 7 Repair Ship:

Had a blast crossing the eqautor shipmates, first a polywog, then the intiation started and I was ready: the bug juice all in my hair, the…

Started by Deanna Little

1 Oct 27, 2009
Reply by Deanna Little


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