Hamner (DD 718) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1957

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The pollywogs held (heir own court and tried the vcrious shellbacks for numerous and sundry offenses. D. N. KNOLL and world renowned orclor L. E. Scott were prosecution attorneys. This duo was victorious in some spectcculor judicial encounters. Before Justice R. G. WALLACE in ihe pollywogs ' final case, which was against shellbcck leader C. W. ROCKETT, SCOTT proved to be an oraticcl wizard as he brought a convic- tion against ROCKETT despite the efforts of ROCKETT ' s shrewd, crafty defense attorney P. H. TEETER. The pollywogs meted out justice in a very wet fashion. But Ihe shellbacks were io have iheir day, and what a day it would be ! On (he evening of July 27, 1956 not many miles north of laiiiude Davy Jones, royal scribe to Neptunus Rex, delivered on board the HAMNER a message from ihe ruler of the raging main. f -4 " Smith about to be hung Pollywog justice for Mr. Beck

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The great struggle between the infidle pollywogs and the majestic shellbacks commenced many, many miles before 1he HAMNER ever crossed the equator. The many pollywogs cognizant of their impending fate struck early. Spontaneous water fights broke out at the drop of a hat. And it was easily noticed that the twenty-three sturdy shellbccks were no match for the overpowering force of two hundred and eleven pollywogs. The decks about the ship were constantly wet as Shellbacks and pollywogs turned on each other. A dummy image of a shellback was noticed hanging rather precariously from thestarboard yardarm. k»-igr ' ¥ " , Pollywog court, Bearfield, Mr. Wallace, Knoll Shellbcck in effigy Scott before the court



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Mr. Rcckett comes to i rail Attorney Teeter turns. to; his law book S V I ' m inncceni, I ' m innocent ! X No you ' re not !

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