Shellback Initiation Certificates   

USNS Dutton crossed the equator in the Bicentennial Year of the Republic on June 2, 1976.

Subpeonas were isued and Certificates awarded to those crew who were initiated into the "Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Shellbacks."

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Panama Canal Transit
On 26-27 May, 1976, USNS Dutton transited the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.

Havey S. Edwards, Jr., is now not just a salt of the seven seas, but a mosquito bitten, malarial ridden one as well (metaphorically of course).

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Novelty Card Costume Photo   
  Seattle, Washington.  Bill Rouse and Harvey Edwards as Butch and Sundance.

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Accurate and Truthful History of Sonar 
  A humorous 3-page "history" of sonar that I got from Steve Gage, who was our GI SASS tech. rep.

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