Traditions of the United States Navy and VRC-50


The Navy has many Traditions and Ceremonies. Listed here are some of these traditions. If you fall into one of these
catagories, email the WEBMASTER for inclusion on this page. The reference for this listing is here CLICK

SHELLBACK
Crossing the Equator
AMH2 Felhofer - onboard CV-63 - 1979-80 Westpac

GOLDEN DRAGON
Crossing of the 180th Meridian (International Date Line)
AMH2 Felhofer - onboard CV-63 - 1977-78 Westpac

ORDER OF MAGELLAN
Going around the World
AMH1 Felhofer - VS-37, onboard CV-63
San Diego, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Naples
Ireland, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Diego. From November 1992 until March 1993.

MOSSBACK
Traversing around Cape Horn
AMH1 Felhofer - VS-37 onboard CV-63 - 1991 Around the Horn cruise

GOLDFISH CLUB
Pilots and/or Naval Aircrewmen who ditch and have to take to a life raft.
If they spend more than 24 hours on the raft, they become "Sea Squatters."
AD1 Neel, LT Maure, LT Steinnecker - onboard VRC-50
CT-39E that ditched enroute to Cubi Point from Singapore

CENTURY CLUB
Pilots and or Naval Aircrewmen who have completed their 100th carrier landing
There is a separate page for this on the website