Crossing the Line across the century

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Sailors make these certificates onboard and often their quality reflects the available resources of the ship. Some certificates are incredibly intricate works of art where as some are small tokens of the day.

Other orders include the order of the bluenose when a ship crosses the Artic Circle.

Crossing the Line Certificate
Certificate from AB Sydney Bliss on HMS Queen Elizabeth 1944 (RNM)

Certificate to become a Loyal Member of the Most Ancient Order of the Bluenose.
The crossing the Arctic Circle certificate of Frederick William Collis. Received onboard HMS Royalist in May 1944.

View more Crossing the Line Certificates in our Image Gallery.