What Happens During a Navy Burial at Sea?
For people who’ve spent most of their life at sea, there is no higher honor than to make it their final resting place. Fortunately, you can request the US navy to have your or your loved ones remains to be buried at sea. The US Navy Mortuary Affairs allows both cremated and casketed remains for burial at sea. But they must follow specific preparation protocols. All expenses for the preparation of remains shall be on the account of the PADD.
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- Weasel McWeaselLv 74 weeks ago
I have never heard of, or seen a CASKET being thrown overboard.
Usually, the body is wrapped in a shroud and weighted, (so it will sink right away and not float) and placed on a special tilting platform. and draped in a flag.
As the ceremony part concludes, honors are rendered, and the platform board is tilted up..........the wrapped body slides out from UNDER the stationary flag.......and drops to the sea.
The Flag is then presented to the widow or relatives at some later date.
I have never in all my days, heard of a casket being chucked overboard.
- Anonymous1 month ago
What more do you need to know than the information contained in the article you have provided a link to?
A casket would presumably need to be heavy enough to sink to the bottom and robust enough not to break up.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
F*cked if i know. Tried performing one once. Half the grave diggers drowned, and the rest of us just left the b*stard
- JohnLv 61 month ago
The Sailor gets welcomed to Davy Jones Locker, rivers of rum and old prostitutes at the bottom of the sea.
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- DzeLv 71 month ago
you become fish food ...