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WWI crossing the equator certificate USS Nebraska BB-14


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#1 kyhistorian01

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:22 PM

I recently found this certificate on the 127 yard sale. After doing some research I found that it was earned during a cruise to return the body of Carlos DePena, Uruguayan minister to the US back to his country for a state funeral in 1918. The Nebraska was one of the ships of the Great White Fleet in 1908 and was scrapped in 1923 because of the disarmament treaty following WWI.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

Way Cool! Anytime I see these I try to collect them. I would like to find an old "Golden Shellback" certificate (crossing the equator and 180 at the same time) some day.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 04:04 PM

Neat piece. These earlier ones can be tough to find. I, too, like to pick up the line crossing certs when I find them. Would like to find a vintage Red Nose (Antarctica).




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