The Long March Some of the ship's Mess Stewards with guitars, a mandolin and a mascot dog, circa 1923. Note the sub-caliber rifle mounted atop the ten-inch gun in the background. Naval History and Heritage Command A Glimpse Of The Olden Days In The Navy By Tom Ricks on May 11, 2018 T&P on Facebook Enter to win a year's worth of mortgage or rent payments! BBMC's annual "We've Got Your Six Sweepstakes" is now open to veterans, active duty, and spouses. Learn more and enter. Making music and hanging out with the ship’s dog aboard the USS Seattle.