America's Navy. A global force for good.

On this day in 1800, the USS Essex became the first vessel from America’s Navy to cross the equator. Did you know that before “crossing the line” you are referred to as a pollywog, and afterward you are called a shellback?

On this day in 1800, the USS Essex became the first vessel from America’s Navy to cross the equator. Did you know that before “crossing the line” you are referred to as a pollywog, and afterward you are called a shellback?

  1. guesswhosnamebitch reblogged this from americasnavy
  2. thatgermanmike reblogged this from americasnavy
  3. xeonist reblogged this from americasnavy
  4. flightdrivesail reblogged this from americasnavy
  5. cinnabones reblogged this from americasnavy
  6. beastfist17 reblogged this from americasnavy
  7. kriischaan reblogged this from americasnavy
  8. swagna reblogged this from americasnavy
  9. andrewjin reblogged this from americasnavy
  10. hersheythecurious reblogged this from meganalexandram and added:
    👆 they told me about that but we don’t have the initiation anymore
  11. meganalexandram reblogged this from americasnavy and added:
    Up until recently there was like a week that led up to crossing the equator, and the Shellbacks would get to play pranks...
  12. ohitsmarvelous reblogged this from americasnavy
  13. navyspook reblogged this from americasnavy
  14. joziah00 said: CVN-65 2011 cruse
  15. asailordreamingbeyondthehorizon reblogged this from americasnavy
  16. marsocblue reblogged this from fitnessforarmedforces
  17. distracted-insomniac reblogged this from americasnavy
  18. zndxn reblogged this from americasnavy
  19. roads-less-traveled-by reblogged this from americasnavy
  20. futurenavy reblogged this from americasnavy
  21. 1light-1mind reblogged this from americasnavy
  22. phitennavy reblogged this from americasnavy