What are US Navy ocean crossing certificates?

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Navy Ocean Crossing Certificates (Unofficial, of course) are many and wide. I'm a Bluenose (twice), but there are many, many others that have ceremonies and certificates that are documented by the Naval Historical Center in Washington (See URL link below). Some other examples are:

Order of Magellan - Global Circumnavigation
Order of the Rock - Transiting the Straits of Gibraltar (Inchop - Outchop)
Order of the Ditch - Transiting the Panama Canal
Shellback - Crossing the Equator at any point
Golden Dragon - Crossing the International Date Line (180th Meridian)
Golden Shellback - Crossing the Equator at the 180th Meridian
Emerald Shellback - Crossing the Equator at the Prime Meridian (Greenwich)
Order of the Red Nose - Crossing the Antarctic Circle
Order of the Spanish Main - Cruising the Caribbean

Most are variations on the Golden Dragon or Shellback tradition, the 2 oldest, but each has their own unique ceremony. For example, Blue and Red Nose ceremonies are a "bit colder" than those of the Golden Shellback. Though unofficial, some events are noted in the crewmember's service record, in particular if it coincides with a historic event. Examples are the first cruise of the Nautilus, and the first multi-submarine surfacing at the Geographic North Pole, of which I was privileged to be a part of. Some are just notes that the member participated, as evidence of fact so that the person doesn't have to go through it again. Though not officially required, the decision to not participate in a crew event involving a Navy tradition isn't well received by those who do, and as such most of the crew will go through the ceremony.

In some cases where Latitude and Longitude coordinates are entered on the certificate, one may be omitted if the specific crossing location and date is classified. This was the case on both of my Bluenose certificates, where the Latitude was entered (66° 33′ 44″ N), but the Longitude (point where we crossed the Arctic Circle) was purposely omitted since it was classified.

Sometimes ceremonies aren't performed at all. I've also been through the Straits of Gibraltar and have been through the Caribbean more times than I can count, but we never did a ceremony for any of them.
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How do you obtain copies of US Navy ocean crossing certificates that belonged to a relative?

Ocean crossing certificates are not official Navy issue; most commands either make up their own (just a sheet with an emblem and info that may or may not get entered into your service record), or order printed and embossed ones from special commercial companies (Tiffany Publishing is a favorite). Those are ordered and received well after a ship gets home from the deployment, or at least they used to. These days they can probably transmit the order online. Nice, formal certificates are generally signed by the ship's CO. Point is, you can't really get a copy per se; if you know the information for the ceremony/cert, you could order a replacement, but of course it wouldn't be signed.

What ocean did the Mayflower cross?

Answer The one that lies between Europe and North America. Better Answer Atlantic Ocean the Atlantic ocean November 11th 1620 P:""""

When did the navy tradition crossing the line start?

It appears that the 'crossing the line' ceremony was started during early sailing days. this would be around the 17th century or so.. There is documentation of ceremonies at the equator in the log books of French ships as early as the 1500's century. As the trade routes and funding of expeditions to foreign lands caused European ships to regularly cross the equator, the ceremony evolved. There were religious observances of thanksgiving in the early years. Even FDR was served summons to appear before King Neptune when traveling to Malta during WW 2.. US Navy ships continue to observe the tradition, though with avoidance of any permanent damage to the participants. Which is good, believe this Shellback!

What was the Two-Ocean Navy Act?

An American act of congress that increased the size of the U.S. navy by 70%

Which oceans does the equator cross?

The Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Indian Ocean are the threeoceans which are crossed by the equator.

Who was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean?

History does not tell us. What we do have is this: . 6th century BCE,Euthymenes, explores the northwest coast of Africa. . 6th century BCE, Hanno the Cartheginian, explores the west coast of Africa. . 5th century BCE, Himilco the Cartheginian sails out of the Mediterranean and reaches the northern coast of Europe (France), following the trade routes of the Tartessians (a tribe from the southern Iberian Peninsula). Himilco is credited with discovering (or at least communicating encountering) the Saragasso Sea (North Atlantic Gyre). . 4th century BCE, Pytheas of Massalia, explores the coast of Britain, the North Sea, and parts of Scandinavia. . 6th century CE, Saint Brendan perhaps reaches Iceland. . 9th century CE, Naddodur, settled Iceland. . 9th century, CE, Khashkhāsh ibn Sa`īd ibn Aswad, Atlantic Ocean and parts unknown -- Although it is not a popular theory, Khashkhāsh ibn Sa`īd ibn Aswad may have been the first Old World explorer to have reached the New World across the Atlantic.* . 10th century CE, Erik Thorvaldsson (Erik the Red), reaches Iceland, and Greenland. . 10th century CE, Ibn Farrukh, lands on the Canary Islands. . 11th Century CE, Lief Ericson, reaches Newfoundland, and perhaps present day Maine and Massachusetts. . 11th century CE, Thorfinn Karlsefni settled L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. His son Snorri was born there (the first European recorded to have been born in North America, perhaps all of the western hemisphere). . 15th century CE, Columbus reaches the Caribbean. . 16th century CE, the Spanish Conquistadors reach mainland North America. * It is important to note that there are unproven hypotheses regarding the Egyptians and North Africans reaching the Western Hemisphere during the height of the rule of the Pharaohs. Additionally, there is strong evidence that ancestors of the Japanese and Chinese may have predated Columbus' landings in the Western Hemisphere by 100-10,000 years, and ancient Polynesians are believed to have visited the west coast of North and South America on a regular basis.

What ocean did the pilgrims cross?

The question was What ocean did the pilgrams cross? And the answer was Atlantic Ocean.

What system protected us merchant ships from crossing the Atlantic ocean during ww1?

Your teacher is probably referring to the "Convoy System" that was developed by the British Royal Navy & used by the Allies. It meant that merchant ships with the same cruising speeds traveled together in a group or "convoy". The group may be escorted by Navy warships that were capable of protecting the merchants from German U-boats, Q-ships, or surface raiders.. Ships that were very slow, or fast would not travel in a convoy.

Why did the us navy beat the Japan's navy?

Numerical Superiority; every time Japan sank one of our warships, we replaced it with TEN MORE! We had more battleships at the end of WWII, than we did in the beginning of the war. We had more aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, airplanes, tanks, and fighting men, at the END OF WWII, than we did before WWII even started. Unlike Japan & Germany, they were scrapping the bottom of the barrel for men & war machines. This is why the AXIS feared the US, they knew our INDUSTRIAL MIGHT. Hitler & Tojo went against the advice of those who knew the United State's production capacity. For every aircraft the enemy destroyed, the US replaced it with TEN MORE! For every tank destroyed, we replaced it, along with 10 MORE! Germany & Japan could never win against such as industrial giant as the United States. The same condition existed with fighter pilots. Germany & Japan had to fly their "Ace" pilots until they nearly all died. The US had so many "Ace" pilots that we rotated them home on "war bond" drives. When WWII ended in 1945, factories had lined up in their parking lots, thousands upon thousands of brand new airplanes, tanks, artillery, etc. these were awaiting shipment overseas to the front lines. When the war ended, these brand new factory made planes and tanks(We had so many!), WENT DIRECTLY TO THE SMELTER (Re-cycled metal) by the thousands. WWII was WON by US Production. . Ultimately, the above is true. World War Two was an industrial war, where the side with the better organized and efficient industry would eventually overwhelm the other side. However, the key word there is eventually . The Japanese started the war with a significant advantage in both quality and quantity of its navy. In such a situation, a potentially war-winning strategy is to destroy enough of your enemies' forces to force them into a negotiated peace, before their industrial advantage can overwhelm the opponent . US military planners recognized this risk - that if the IJN was able to destroy a sufficient amount of the US Navy, and take several key locations (the Hawaiian Islands and New Guinea being the most critical), the US could be effectively prevented from countering them and forced to either negotiate a peace, or fight a very much longer and costlier war. Good estimates are that if the Japanese had been able to successfully capture Hawaii (which is by no means as far-fetched as it might sound today) and New Guinea, they would have been able to knock Australia out of the war, and probably lengthen the path to final US victory by as much as 5 years . So, how did the US Navy manage to avoid this nightmare scenario and play for enough time to assemble the overwhelming force that eventually would defeat Japan? Four things contributed to that goal, all of which happened in 1942-43: . Careful husbanding of existing US forces - recognizing the vulnerable position the US was in, post-Pearl Harbor, the US Navy embarks on a radical change in strategy from pre-war planning. Deprived of its battleships, the USN changes to a carrier-specific strategy, something that even the Japanese never really embrace. The USN recognizes that the aircraft carrier is now completely dominant, and that surface vessels exist mostly just to protect the carriers. As such, the USN is extremely careful about under what conditions it will risk its few carriers, and avoids as much as possible getting into any large-scale battle where the possibility of losing most remaining navy is a possibility. That is, the USN strenuously avoids the "decisive battle" concept of Alfred Thayer Mahan's theories, theories which had dominated worldwide naval thinking for 40 years (and still ultimately dominated Japanese thinking). . Extensive code-breaking - the level to which US codebreaking of Japanese messaging is now well-known. Less well-appreciated is the amazing advantage that essentially being able to look at your opponent's cards gives one side. The very, very careful risk-taking and husbanding of US forces exemplified by Nimitz and King's deployment is made possible by understanding which points of Japanese interest were really critical, and being able to deploy significant US forces only where the risks were acceptable for the reward. . Lots of Luck - while many recognize the former two as the prime reasons for US victories in '42 and '43, a large amount of the decisive nature of those victories goes down to luck. While, in the words of Louis Pasteur "Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind" and the US was certainly well-prepared (due mostly to #2) to take advantage of any break that comes its way, the fact remains that the "balance of luck" goes decisively to the Americans. Time and time again bold chances taken by the US turn out favorably, when rational predictions would state that any success would have been much more modest. Similarly, the Japanese seem generally unable to catch a good break after Pearl Harbor; when presented with two reasonable options, the Japanese seem doomed to pick the one that turns out worse for them. . The outstanding success of the US Submarine Force's strategy - another less-heralded portion of the US naval victory is the complete annihilation of the Japanese Merchant Marine by US submarines. The US manages to successfully accomplish the mission that the German U-Boats fail at: the complete strangulation of an island-nation's commerce, and the corresponding collapse of that island-nation's industry. One of the reasons that the US out-produces the Japanese by 10:1 over the course of the war is that Japan is unable to effectively produce very many replacement arms, due to a chronic shortage of critical war material. This is due to the almost unopposed slaughter of Japanese merchant vessels. Due to institutional factors, the IJN assigned virtually all destroyers to fleet protection duties, and never made merchant vessel protection a priority. Indeed, the IJN never even instituted the convoy system, and lagged significantly behind in the development of anti-submarine technology. Another large reason for the dominance what the recognition by USN leadership that the Submarine Force should act (mostly) independently from the surface navy - that is, submarines had their own strategy and goals, and were seldom tied to surface navy fleet. The IJN on the other hand, usually used submarines as advanced scouts and screening for their surface fleets, and didn't generally engage in the independent "hunting" of surface vessels that was typical for most US submarine missions.

Who is the youngest doctor navy in us navy?

One can enlist as young as 17 years of age, however it is impractical to say that they would still be 17 after their training to become a corpsman. It would be easy to say 18 years old.

What Oceans needed to cross to travel to the US?

It depends where you're traveling from. The Pacific Ocean borders the western United States and the Atlantic Ocean borders the eastern United States. Alaska is bordered on the south by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea to the west. Florida is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by the Gulf of Mexico.

Is it possible to cross the US border without a Canadian birth certificate and without a passport?

Pretty sure you need a passport or a driver's license and birth certificate. if you don't have a passport they will let you cross with a birth certificate and drivers license, if you don't have either don't bother they won't let you cross, The above answer is only partially true if you chose to use government issued id and it looks like it is sponsored by those who say you need one. (see the weblinks??) the truth is you do not need one but you must have your papers ready to show. the government isssed identification are not your papers. the papers i speak of are your responsibility to maintain. i know a gentlemen who crosses the border with only this in the back of his bible. i can hear it now, a right wing christian nut job. Is that really adult thinking??? You may want to ask why he can do this an not need any government issued id?

Navy cross aerographer?

The (US) Navy Cross is an award (medal) of the US Navy. An "aerographer" is an individual that study's the air or atmosphere.

Is Africa closer to the US crossing the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean?

The East side of the United States is closer to Africa's West side across the Atlantic than the West side of the United States is across the Pacific to Africa's East side.

What do the US navy do?

For starters, it all depends on the job you take. AO's deal with the bombs, ammo, etc. AME's are the ejection seats. AM's deal with hyds and shocks. However you can be told your job is an AO and you get the impression you will work on them, but rarely does that happen. It all depends on where you are sent whether it be a training command or out to sea.

How do you earn the Navy Cross?

U.S. military decoration awarded for valor in combat against an armed enemy of the United States. Established on February 4, 1919, the Navy Cross may be awarded to personnel serving with the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps. (US Military Dictionary).

Who attacked US ships to collect protection money pacific ocean pirates barbary coast pirates british navy napoleon?

I am very knowledgeable on Pirates but unfortunately the way the question was posed made no sense therefore I can not be of assistance to you; I am terribly sorry x he is asking about a test question, A: pacific ocean pirates, B: barbary coast, C: british, D:napolian the book says barbary coast pirates

If you are a naturalized citizen of the us can you cross the us Mexican border with your naturalization certificate?

If you are a US citizen you will never be denied the enter to your country. However, you will need to show a valid passport in order to cross immediately If you don't possess a valid passport, you will be asked to step aside to prove your citizenship, which is a process that might take 10 mins or 2 hours depending on the situation. If you are crossing the border recurrently without a passport you might be subject to fines.

What oceans are crossed by the Antarctic Circle?

At about 66 degrees S, the Antarctic Circle passes through theSouth Pacific, the South Atlantic and the South Indian oceans. South of 60 degrees S, all these oceans feed the Southern Ocean,which surrounds Antarctica.

How do you apply for the navy cross medal?

An individual military person does not "apply" for any medal; they are recommended for the award by a superior

What oceans do not cross the tropic of cancer?

The Arctic Ocean. And depending on where you draw the line between the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman, one might argue that the Indian Ocean only touches the Tropic of Cancer, and doesn't actually CROSS it.

Is a mast a simple kind of sailing vassel that has been used to cross vast oceans?

No, the mast is a vertical post that holds the sails on a sailing vessel.

This simple kind of sailing vessel has been used to cross vast oceans?

In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl proved that a simple raft could have been used to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands. He wrote a best-selling book about the adventure, titling the book after the name of the raft, "Kon-Tiki".

What do you get a navy cross ribbon for?

Navy Cross is the Navy's equivalent to the Army's Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. It is usually only awarded to Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard personel, but can be awarded to any member of the US Military. It is the second highest award for valor a serviceman can receive. Essentially its a step down from the Congressional Medal of Honor. Note: Not really a big deal, but it is referred to as a medal, not a ribbon.

Which ocean was it crossing?

The lighter side After consulting a few crystal balls, "it" is the first two letter of Titanic written backwards. so we must assume it (the Titanic) was crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Us army navy cross winner in Vietnam?

There was one soldier in the Army who received the Navy cross during the Vietnam conflict. His name is COL (retired) Kenneth Ledford Jr. In Vietnam, he was a First Lieutenant, and he was a medevac, or "dust off" pilot. After retiring from The military, he became a teacher, and an instructor for the JROTC program. I was fortunate enough to have him as a JROTC instructor while I was a student at Pontiac Central High School. - SGT Christopher Ramos, US Army.

The Confederate Navy posed what to the US Navy?

Very little threat. An integral part of the U.S. strategy during the Civil War was the "Anaconda Plan" that called for the confederacy to basically be surrounded and strangled. As part of this plan, the U.S. Navy implemented a blockade along the Confederate coastline, attempting to prevent the Confederacy to engage in trade. While the blockade was far from perfect, it was firme dup during the war and significantly hurt the Confederacy. The Confederate Navy was never a big threat to the Union; the Confederacy having neither the manufacturing capability nor the raw materials for significant shipbuilding--especially as the age of the ironclad warship dawned. As such, the Confederacy's naval engagements were mainly defensive in nature. The highlight of the war, in terms of naval significance, was the Battle of Hampton Roads between CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack) and USS Monitor. This marked the first significant use of ironclad warhsips and rendered wooden, sail-powered vessels obsolete. On a different note, knowing that they had no chance of standing against the might of the U.S. fleet, the Confederacy engaged heavily in commerge raiding, or guerre de course. Raiders such as CSS Alabama sunk numerous Union merchant ships in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, damaging the U.S. economy. The Confederacy also issued a Letter of Marque to the first, and to this day only pirate submarine in history-Pioneer.

What is the Maasai Warrior Club Unofficial US Navy Certificate?

what have you done to the answers.com site? You have totallydestroyed and made useless a site that at one time was better thanwikipedia.

How do you get in the US navy?

You could try joining. You know, going to a recruiter. Or at least going to Navy.com.

What do you need to cross the Atlantic Ocean?

Just a guess, but i think you might need a boat or an airplane, but that's just a guess

How long to cross the Atlantic ocean from US to Europe by boat?

The record is just under two days, but that was done in a special speedboat for achieving the record. In the heyday of transatlantic shipping, it would typically take four to five days, according to sea conditions.

How do you get into the US Navy?

You contact your local recruiter, and they'll run you through the specifics. Simply talking to a recruiter does not obligate you to join the military.

When did Magellan cross the Pacific Ocean?

On 28 November 1520 he entered the South Pacific. Magellan named the waters the Mar Pacifico (Pacific Ocean) because of its apparent stillness.Heading northwest, he reached the equator on February 13, 1521. On 6 March they reached the Marianas and Guam. On 16 March Magellan reached the island of Homonhon in the Philippines.

Why did the puritans cross the Atlantic ocean?

They escaped because of a religious persecution from the King of England. Also, the Anglican Church had somewhat to do with it.

When in the Navy toilets flushed into the ocean?

Not any more. In the far past, you simply went over the side. Then toilets were put in and they flushed into the sea. Now they flush into holding tanks. Many ships have specialized systems that dry things out and burns the waste. Others have bacteria, like a septic tank, that process the waste. Others pump the tanks in port into the sewage systems. .

What The Confederate Navy posed to the US Navy?

By the word "posed," I assume you are asking about the kind of threat it posed towards the US Navy. "The C.S. Navy could never achieve equality with the Union Navy and used technological innovation, such as ironclads, submarines, torpedo boats, and naval mines (then known as torpedoes) to gain advantage over the Union Navy. In February 1861, the Confederate Navy had thirty ships, only fourteen of which were seaworthy, while the Union Navy had ninety vessels. The C.S. Navy eventually grew to 101 ships to meet the rise in naval conflicts and enemy threats."

Do you need your birth certificate to cross from mexico to US?

No. Birth certificates are not valid for international travel. Assuming you are a US citizen, you will need a US passport, US passport card, "enhanced" drivers license, or "enhanced" non-driver ID.

Does the US Navy make you swim in the ocean?

Only for certain Warfare specialties (e.g., SEAL's), and ratings (e.g., Divers). All other mortal sailors get to do drownproofing (tread water for 10 minutes) drills in a pool.

What are the uses of the Navy?

The Navy enforces US foreign policy and ensures the freedom of the seas to friendly fishing, merchant, and naval vessels, and denies access to the seas (including blockading and mining ports) to enemy shipping during time of war. Also during war time, the Navy, in concert with the Marines, is responsible for effecting amphibious assaults on foreign territory. The Navy also works in concert with the Air Force to deny the enemy the use of air space over his territory, to destroy enemy military assets, and to protect US assets on land and sea. The Navy works in concert with the Army providing pinpoint accurate calls for fire on enemy targets using naval shore bombardment. The Submarine service is charged with seeking and destroying enemy submarines, and impressing potential enemies with the inevitability of nuclear retaliation in the case the US is similarly attacked. The Navy also assists in search and rescue operations in international waters, and occasionally assists refugees at sea. The comparatively recent encounter with the Somali pirates was well within the Navy's job description. The Navy also undertakes intelligence gathering and intelligence evaluation and dissemination.

Can a drowned body cross the ocean?

If it weighs under 86 pounds, then yes. 108,642 out of 140,000 drowned bodies float across every ocean each year.

What ocean crosses the Pacific Ocean?

No ocean crosses the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet each other, but don't cross each other. Like all oceans, around its edges there are many seas, but they don't cross the Pacific Ocean.

Is Africa closer to the US crossing the Atlantic ocean or the Pacific ocean explain?

Atlantic Ocean. Africa is directly east of the United States across the Atlantic Ocean. To get to Africa from the Pacific Ocean, you'd enter the Pacific Ocean from the western United States, then have to get through Asia before you ever hit Africa. Look up AFRICA on Google Maps and you'll clearly see the difference.

Did Lee Marvin receive the Navy Cross?

No , Lee Marvin was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded during the battle of Saipan which resulted in his Honorable discharge from the US Marines .

What ocean do you cross to get from India to Canada?

If travelling Easterly, the main ocean is the Pacific. If travelling Westerly, the main ocean is the Atlantic. Either direction of travel means crossing lesser oceans.

When is someone awarded a Navy Cross?

The Navy Cross is the second highest military medal for valor that is allowed to be awarded for extraordinary heroism in combat. The Navy Cross may only be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.

Who was awarded the navy distinguished flying cross?

There were four distinguished flying cross awards been gave out.The four people that have this award are Major Herbert A. Dargue,Captains Ira C. Eaker, Muir S. Fairchild, and 1st Lt. Ennis C.Whitehead.

What are the ratings and certificates for Crossing Jordan - 2001 A Stranger Among Us 4-10?

Crossing Jordan - 2001 A Stranger Among Us 4-10 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M Netherlands:12

Where is the US navy?

They operate worldwide and have multiple bases like the Army. Mostpersonael are on ships and subs

What ocean did Europeans cross to settle the US and Canada?

when you look on a world map you will see that it is the Atlantic Ocean

What state was admitted to the US and gave the Unites states navy access to the pacific ocean?

California wasadmitted into the Union on September 9, 1850 becoming the 31ststate to join the Union.