Life at SEA: Equator Crossing Ceremony - Nandkishore Gitte.

SHELLBACK COLLECTOR PATCH. Giving a patch, with a unit's or individual's insignia is a military tradition intended to readily identify past and present. It does not have to go through a bureaucracy.

JOURNEY AMERICAS 17MAR-29APR 2012: Crossing the Equator at Sea.

On board Cunard ships the ceremony is called the King Neptune's Court Ceremony, in reference to the custom's origins (which tested a sailor's seaworthiness), and refers to god of the sea Neptune's.Davy Jones opened proceedings, explaining that our Pollywogs, having now crossed the equator by sea, could become Shellbacks. But not before confessing their sins to the King Neptune's court, taking the truth serum and then being punished for their sins, after the court inevitably finds them guilty.NH 106222. King Neptune and party during equator crossing ceremonies. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC; collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis; U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Download image.


The origins of the present form of traditional ceremony of paying homage to King Neptune on occasions when warships cross the equator are obscure; but there appears to be little doubt that it originated from some form of pagan religious rites.King Neptune has been dashing between the teams to test the equator crossing newbies and then bestowing them with shellback status, a badge of honour to savour forever. And three teams successfully crossed the Scoring Gate first, awarding them bonus points to stash away.

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The difference between a Shellback and a Golden Shellback.the Golden Shellback has crossed the Equator at the International Date Line (00.00 N and 00.00 E). There is no line marking the equator, an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface equidistant from the North and South Poles.

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It is the traditional term for sailing over the Equator and with it comes a whole host of traditions, involving pollywogs, shellbacks, slush and King Neptune himself. Alison Harper filmed the occasion when His Royal Highness - complete with Neptunecam - paid the crew of Edinburgh Inspiring Capital a visit.

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King Neptune and his royal court: his queen, Davy Jones, the royal baby, and other dignitaries, arrive to the ship the evening prior to the equator crossing. Pollywogs entertain the royal court with a talent show.

King neptune equator

Crossing the Line Sailors Equator-Crossi ng Ceremony King Neptune Davy Jones 1875. Sign in to check out Check out as guest. Adding to your cart. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. Add to cart. Add to Watchlist Unwatch. Free shipping and returns. Ships from United States.

King neptune equator

Awakening of King Neptune at the equator. By AsianYachting MultiMedia 28:01:2017 Batam, Indonesia: The Neptune experience is very unique, as it's the only race in the world, that takes sailing and power boat crews to the equator, for the expressed purpose of celebrating the crossing. In technical terms - The Slimy Pollywogs (Never crossed the equator by boat) are thoroughly denounced for.

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King neptune equator

The captain spoke first, proclaiming with all the seriousness of a vaudeville clown that we had violated King Neptune’s realm, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah—he was reading this stuff off a script! By now, though, my eyes were on fire, and kneeling on the deck was not an especially good prescription for the three ruptured discs in my spine and the hole in the bottom of my left femur.

King neptune equator

RMS Caronia Timeline Crossing the Equator (1) Skip;. The Domain of King Neptune. No Great World Cruise on the “Green Goddess” would be complete without a ceremony to induct novices to that most noble and honourable distinction of crossing from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere or vice-versa. On Caronia the ceremonial would start on.

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King Neptune demands that every time a ship crosses the equator, everyone aboard be called to account for his sins and he rises from the deep to hold court. He pays special attention to those who are crossing the line for the first time.

King neptune equator

Crossing the equator One of the shipboard life traditions is the honoring of King Neptune when those on a ship crosses the equator. We crossed it twice during this cruise, and the proper rituals were observed.

King neptune equator

King Neptune and Queen Amphitrite on HMCS Stettler 1957. The ceremony of Crossing the Line is an initiation rite that commemorates a sailor’s first crossing of the Equator. Equator-crossing ceremonies, typically featuring King Neptune, are also sometimes carried out for passengers' entertainment on civilian ocean liners and cruise ships.

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King neptune equator

Vintage photograph, “King Neptune ceremony on the SS Argentina, Saturday, June 25, 1955” in the Atlantic Ocean. The banner reads, “Behold the King and His Conch.” The line-crossing ceremony is an initiation rite that commemorates a person's first crossing of the Equator. SS Argentina was a US turbo-electric ocean liner.

King neptune equator

After crossing the line the Pollywogs would become trusty Shellbacks, or the sons and daughters of Neptune, but only after carrying out certain tasks. As the ship crosses the Equator the highest-ranking and most experienced officer and Shellback (normally the captain) would dress up at King Neptune.

King neptune equator

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Whilst on passage to Ascension Island, we entered the realm of King Neptune, crossing the equator at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude; a first for many members of the Ship’s Company. Here you see smoke and flame, heralding the arrival of Neptune’s Bears, the night before “Crossing the Line”.