Jolly Rogers Socks
Inspired by the Jolly Rogers squadron, these crafty socks celebrate the courageous legacy of the squadron and display Jolly Rogers' widely recognized and feared insignia, the ominous white skull-and-crossbones on all-back tails.
The famed and feared skull-and-crossbones markings first flew in World WarII with VF-17, later redesignated as VF-61. Following their decommission in 1959, the VF-84 Vagabonds were redesignated as the Jolly Rogers to preserve the history of their "bones". When they were equipped with the F-14A Tomcat, they participated in the motion picture “The Final Countdown” which propelled the skull-and-crossbones-adorned F-14 to gain worldwide recognition.
In 1995, the VF-84 was decommissioned and VF-103 (formerly the Sluggers) became the new Jolly Rogers and adopted Ensign Jack Ernie’s skull-and-crossbones on all-black tails. Now in its fifth home, the Jolly Rogers preserve their rich history and achievements across generations and squadrons.
Model: F-14A Tomcat
Builder/Manufacturer: Grumman Corporation
Squadron: Jolly Rogers fighter Squadron (VF-84)
Appearances: The 1980s motion picture “The Final Countdown”
80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane. We use seamless knitting to create a sock with no stitches. Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron, bleach or dry clean.