DEDICATION: To all Pollywogs,—–the Officers, Midshipmen and Crew of the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), who, on June 19, 1953, at Latitude 000.0′, Longitude 36042.1′, were initiated by a handful of Shellbacks into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep. May your memories of this day be longer than we left your hair, warmer than we left your pants and tenderer than we left your posterior.” Neptune Rex and His Royal Entourage

Click on  FIRST IN FIFTY YEARS for interesting information about this cruise.

Following is a PDF booklet put out by our ship for it’s crew and midshipman titled, “Crossing The Line June 19 1953”. In it you will read about our encounter with his Royal Majesty, Neptunus Rex, “Ruler of the Raging Main”.

The following photos were taken by the Ship’s Photographers: B. Burton, PH2, M. Fulton, SN, D. Menta, SA, F. Shelton, SN.

Two ways to view photos: Left Click on thumbnail and photo will fly up.
You can now click the arrows to go forward, back or return to the index file.
Viewing photos this way also displays photo captions if available.
Or you can watch a Slideshow without photo captions.

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