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ARGH! Good news fer me! I been lookin' fer a roommate ta wash all these dirty socks! HAR! HAR!
— Davy Jones' locker, SpongeBob Comics No. 55

Davy Jones' locker is a locker full of smelly gym socks. It is associated with the Flying Dutchman and appears in the episodes "Born Again Krabs," "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One," and "The Curse of Bikini Bottom." It is the underwater equivalent of the underworld. In SpongeBob Comics No. 55 and SpongeBob Comics No. 56, the locker is a fully sentient character.


Davy Jones' locker is a rusty gym locker that is filled with smelly socks. In the episodes, it seems to have green goo at the bottom of it. The purpose of it is to torture whoever is in it.


The legend of "Davy Jones' locker" has existed in nautical folklore for many years, the first record being in 1726. In actual folklore, "Davy Jones' locker" is a phrase meant to refer to the bottom of the sea, where drowned sailors and wrecked ships end up. The name "Davy Jones" is likely a reference to the ghost of Jonah, the biblical figure who was swallowed by a giant fish, and was released by God after praying to be rescued. However, SpongeBob takes a different route, and uses the Monkees singer of the same name.

Role in series

SpongeBob SquarePants

"Born Again Krabs"

The Flying Dutchman threatens Mr. Krabs that he will be sent to the locker if he does not quit being cheap.

"SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One"

The Flying Dutchman returns after Mr. Krabs ends up in his territory. He tries to send Mr. Krabs down to the locker, but after a brief fight between the two, The Flying Dutchman ends up in the locker, where he is tortured by Davy Jones, who throws socks at him.

"The Curse of Bikini Bottom"

The locker appears again. The Flying Dutchman also talks to someone named Davy on the phone.

SpongeBob Comics

SpongeBob Comics No. 55

Gangplank Gus threatens Barnacle Bill that he will put him inside Davy Jones' locker after getting the magical mermaid's wish. Davy Jones' locker is ecstatic to have Barnacle Bill be his new roommate so that he can clean all the dirty socks.

SpongeBob Comics No. 56

Davy Jones' locker is excited that it is getting buried, due to Gangplank Gus getting ready to put Barnacle Bill in them. At the end of the story, Davy Jones' locker later on breaks the fourth wall by telling the narrator that they did not get a happy ending after the narrator concluded the story.


Davy Jones' locker as it appears in "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One."

  • The only two people seen taken to Davy Jones' locker are Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob in "Born Again Krabs," but neither were put inside it.
  • If Davy Jones was the official owner of Davy Jones' locker, that would mean that as of "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One," the Flying Dutchman kept Davy Jones' locker.
  • In Plankton's Robotic Revenge, the fourth level of Dutchman's Triangle has exactly the same name.