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This ceremony/tradition has been a practice as long as people have gone to sea. The ship is stopped, if practical, and colors displayed at half-mast.
What is burial at sea
This ceremony’s origins are of such ancient vintage that the derivation is lost; but at least in the middle ages, with similar ceremonies reported by the Vikings, involving Neptune, the mythological god of the seas
What is “crossing the line” (equator)?
This ceremony is not specifically prescribed by U.S. Navy Regulations, and has no equivalent counterpart in the Amy or Air force. The heart of the ceremony is the formal reading of official orders by the relieving officer, and the officer to be relieved
What is “Change of Command?”
In the British Merchant Service this ceremony was held when the crew "stopped working for nothing," usually after about five weeks at sea. It marked the time they started to accumulate wages "on the books."
What is a “Drawing a dead horse
This ceremony continues a tradition some three centuries old, observed by navies around the world, and by our own Navy since December 1775
What is a ships commissioning