USS Wisconsin Shellback Dinner Menu 1953
Holiday Menus from Ship to Shore

Shellback Dinner Aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin, BB-64 on Crossing Day 19 June 1953.

Shellback Dinner Aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin, BB-64 on Crossing Day 19 June 1953.

Congratulations to all new Shellbacks. The fine spirit exhibited in undergoing the initiation into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep was indicative of your sportsmanship and salty ability to stand up when the 'going is rough.' May each of you proudly bear the title 'SON OF NEPTUNE' R. J. Foley, Capt., USN, Commanding.

Congratulations to all new Shellbacks. The fine spirit exhibited in undergoing the initiation into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep was indicative of your sportsmanship and salty ability to stand up when the 'going is rough.' May each of you proudly bear the title 'SON OF NEPTUNE' R. J. Foley, Capt., USN, Commanding.

Menu: Pollywog Soup and Crackers, Tenderloin Beef Steaks a la Neptune, Shellback Sauce, Potatoes Rex, Salad Bar, French Dressing, Hot Rolls, Butter, Horse Latitude Punch, Davy Jones Pie.

Menu: Pollywog Soup and Crackers, Tenderloin Beef Steaks a la Neptune, Shellback Sauce, Potatoes Rex, Salad Bar, French Dressing, Hot Rolls, Butter, Horse Latitude Punch, Davy Jones Pie.


Source: Wisconsin, USS file, ZC files, Navy Department Library.

Related Sources:
USS Wisconsin BB-64 history, Dictionary of American Fighting Ships.
Crossing the Line: Historic Documents.



About Us | Privacy Policy | Webmaster | FOIA request | Navy.mil | This is a US Navy website