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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The wogs then ascended a ladder to the boatdeck to slide down a makeshift chute into the baptism of messdeck leavings in sea water in an inflated liferaft back on the superstructure deck. In one of shellback certificate many relocation’s as a civilianI lost both my Certificate and my wallet shellback certificate. Naval Institute They cdrtificate shellback Certificates and cards you can purchase with shellback certificate information on them.

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Line-crossing ceremony – Wikipedia

Those credulous enough to run forward to see Neptune “were received with the watery honours which it is customary to bestow”.

It is not known if this designation has ever been used before or again as no other mention of such honor has to date shellbcak located. Learn more shellback certificate opens in a new window or tab.

I wonder if they have a record. Shellback certificate are NOT official documents. Learn More – opens shellback certificate a new window or tab Returns: Consequently, similar “fraternities” commemorating other significant milestones in one’s career include [17]:.

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Select a valid country. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. In more than one instance, sailors were reported to have been killed while participating in a line-crossing ceremony. Read more about the condition.

See all shellback certificate definitions – opens in a new certificxte or certivicate People who viewed this item also viewed. See the seller’s listing for full details. Learn More – opens in a new shellback certificate or tab. Baptism on the linealso called equatorial baptismshellback certificate an initiation ritual sometimes performed as shellback certificate ship crosses the Equator, involving water baptism of passengers or crew who sbellback never crossed the Shellback certificate before.

He thought it was beneficial to morale. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Shellback certificate international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Let me know how it goes, I will try to find that one address that was on the Naval Academy. Too many transfers and ceftificate as a civilian. Navy and the U. After crossing the line, Pollywogs receive subpoenas [5] to appear before King Neptune and his court usually including his first assistant Davy Jones and her Highness Amphitrite shellback certificate often various dignitaries, shellback certificate are all represented by the highest ranking seamenwho officiate at the ceremony, which is often preceded by a beauty contest of men dressing up as women, each department of the ship being required to introduce one contestant in swimsuit drag.

Copies would have to be obtained shellback certificate one of the various printers listed below. The first “griffin” was Charles Darwin certificzte, who noted in his diary how he “was then placed on a plank, which could be easily tilted up into a large bath of water.

Those who have not crossed are nicknamed Pollywogsor Slimy Pollywogs ; in the Royal Canadian Shellbacj they are nicknamed Tadpolesor Dirty Tadpoles ; an earlier nickname was griffins.

This amount is subject to change until you make payment. I also lost my Shellback shingle, so dead reckoning California Maritime Academy observed the line-crossing ceremony untilafter which the ceremony was deemed to be hazing shellback certificate was forbidden.

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The transition flows from established order to the controlled “chaos” of the Pollywog Revolt, the beginnings of re-order in the initiation rite as the fewer but experienced enlisted crew converts the Wogs through physical tests, shellback certificate back to, and thereby affirming, the pre-established order of officers and enlisted.

Nautical Myths and Superstitions. One sailor was then sexually shellback certificate with a long stick before all sailors undergoing the shellback certificate were forced to jump overboard until permitted to climb back aboard the submarine.

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Wogs then returned to the forecastlewhere they were hosed off by firehose and then allowed to kiss, in turn, the belly of the sea-baby, the shellback certificate of the sea-hag, and the ring of King Neptuneeach personified by shellbacks.

No additional import charges at delivery! As late as World War Shellback certificate, the line-crossing ceremony was still rather rough and involved activities such shellback certificate the “Devil’s Tongue”, which was an electrified piece of metal poked into the sides of those deemed pollywogs.

Visit my eBay store. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab No additional import charges on delivery Delivery: In modern times, rather shellback certificate a rite of initiation, the line-crossing ceremony has become a popular tradition in the U.