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IMPERIVM NEPTVNI REGIS - To all Sailors wherever ye may be: and to all MERMAIDS, WHALES, SEA SERPENTS PORPOSIS, SHARKS, DOLPHINS, ELLS, SKATES, SUCKERS, CRABS, LOBSTERS AND ALL OTHER LIVING THINGS OF THE SEA. GREETING, Know ye.....

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Veterans: 333
Latest Activity: Jul 20

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golden sheelback

Started by robert biglow. Last reply by James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired Oct 5, 2017. 2 Replies

crossing the line

Started by Jeffrey A. Loew. Last reply by Richard Cunningham May 10, 2016. 8 Replies

RAO

Started by Kevin Warner. Last reply by John W Sargent May 13, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) on April 16, 2014 at 7:34pm

All Poly Wogs meet their fate and become Shell backs! Or they remain "wogs" for the rest of their lives!

Comment by James Franklin Benson on April 16, 2014 at 7:18pm

When I was in the torpedo gang there was an outside Lt JG who had absolutely NOTHING to do with the tm gang,but kept nosing in & asking embarrassing questions,even to our chief torpedoman,but guess what...YEP! He was a LOWLY SCUMBAG POLLYWOG...And guess what...YEP!! We got him.ha ha ha

Comment by Fred Hagat on April 16, 2014 at 3:23pm

Crossed the first time on 18 April 1972 enroute Yankee Station on the USS Saratoga CV-60. I remember like it was yesterday!  

Comment by Dan Alan Seelye on April 16, 2014 at 6:17am

Our memorbalia is part of our lives. I would say that you are now a part of the USS Salem museum.

Comment by Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) on April 15, 2014 at 8:50pm

I kept min e also, over a year ago I donated a bunch of memorbalia to the USS Salem museum. Really have no one to leave it to, decided to donate to a floating museum, so future generations can see it!

Comment by Dan Alan Seelye on April 15, 2014 at 5:32pm

Crossed a couple times on the USS Hornet CVS 12. It is something you will always remember. Still have my old rump Whacker

Comment by James W Ward on April 2, 2014 at 10:11pm

I crossed on the Annapolis, and then a few times on the Hornet.  I had one LT that was on me all the time.  I was on the bridge when I saw him on deck.  Went down and gave him one hell of a whack on the rump.  The when he turned around I saluted him.   Next few weeks were a b**** but I think I made my point

Comment by James Franklin Benson on April 2, 2014 at 7:16pm

I would gladly cross it one more time as a shellback,along with a certain ENSIGN I remember if he could be a LOWLY  pollywog!!

Comment by Nick Courtney on April 2, 2014 at 5:39pm

I crossed shortly after coming onboard the USS Mattaponi (AO-41) in early 1969 as she transited between Sasebo and Brisbane. One of those things you wouldn't trade for a million dollars, but also wouldn't necessarily do again either. Here's me coming out of the garbage shoot. Fun times.

Comment by Charles Ray Abbott on March 29, 2014 at 4:52pm

I got to cross the line twice,1975 and 1977. I want to go back !!

 

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