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    how's troop discipline on board? our RCN were recently caught in a major scandal where sailors were caught misbehaving in Hawaii numerous times, eventually leading to the ship being ordered back to Canada. huge embarrassment for the navy.

    I was on a base at the time and were talkin with some navy guys, they were saying that drunkenness has always been an issue on board, for any navy in the world. now as a result of this scandal our ships may go dry.

    just wondering if American sailors see the same problem with behavior.

    also confirm that sailors are tortured (but kinda having fun too) in a gruesome ceremony when crossing the meridian or equator for the first time. i heard some pretty disgusting stories and was very very very impressed and appalled by our sailors' creativity...some of that stuff i think constitutes crime against humanity lmao.
     
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    Generally much better than in my day. Much more foolishness was tolerated "back in the day".

    With the USN these day random breath analyzer test are given to sailors returning from liberty. Not in my day. If you were drunk..so be it as long as you did not cause any problems no problem.

    Read my above responses.

    Shellback iniation is a time honor tradition. It is NOTHING like when I became a shellback aboard America in 1981. mainly because their are women aboard ships and Political Correctness. Ya' can't beat girls with fire hoses and have "beauty contest aboard".....

    Check out this video from aboard America during her 93/94 deployment.

    What is Shellback initiation.?

    [video=youtube;_3gbBlfvv8Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3gbBlfvv8Y[/video]

    Read about it..

    Pollywog or Shellback: The Navy's Equator Crossing Ceremony Revealed
     
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    Read this from my Sea Story thread. A blast from the past. ..100% truth.

    http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/members-club-room/popeyes-sea-stories-2-6261.html#post218599

     
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    Listerine and bug juice together as a cocktail mix of sort? He might as well drink gasoline.
     
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    Hey.. AOI LH was a tough dude. He was aboard Oriskany and Enterprise when they suffered their major fires. He knew ordanance inside and out.. he just happen to be an alcoholic:(. And I'm not excusing his drunkenness.
     
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    LOL that looks fun, pretty hardcore too. you sailors are almost as hardcore as us army guys, good job.
     
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