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 Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose. Making music and hanging out with the ship’s dog aboard the USS Seattle.