New Year’s Bells

New Year’s Bells

By Peter T. Teschenko

NAVY TRADITION!

DID YOU KNOW…..that we have a tradition in the Navy that sixteen bells are struck on midnight on New Years…

The oldest person on the ship strikes the first 8 no matter what his rank, enlisted or officer…the second 8 are struck by the youngest person on the ship.

The first 8 bells represent the old year and the second set of 8 bells represent the new year.

I saw this done twice in my career. Not sure if this is done anymore.

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4 thoughts on “New Year’s Bells

  1. Joseph Markowicz says:

    BEAUTIFUL === i WAS NAVY CT AND NEVER GOT THAT HONOR.=== i VOLUNTEERED FOR SUBMARINE SERVICE AND VIETNAM. I GOT TO ENJOY BOTH. SERVED ON SS 488 USS SARDA AND I WAS PART OF DELTA DETACHMENT VIETNAM. I ALSO GOT TO ENJOY TET 1968 ON TOP OF MONKEY MOUNTAIN DA NANG. I WISH I COULD HAVE HEARD THE 16 BELLS.

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