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Change Your Course Now ?

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Oct 8, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,487 points)
edited Oct 8, 2017 by Marianne

An "Urban Legend"

This is the transcript of an actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995.

Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations on November 10, 1995.


Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighthouse_and_naval_vessel_urban_legend


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3 Answers

Ladyhorse Oct 8, 2017

LOL!!

Marianne Ladyhorse Oct 9, 2017

Lol, Ladyhorse, thank you for joining us!

:):D:D

TheOtherTink Oct 8, 2017

Wait a minute

The commander of the aircraft carrier group must have been about to violate Canadian territorial waters, if he wasn't already!

He should be hauled before a Board of Inquiry:D :D :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Oct 9, 2017

Lol - T(h)ink, perfect deduction - he violated Canadian territorial waters.

:D:D:D

Rooster Oct 8, 2017

:D :D :D Tink is right though! :D

TheOtherTink Rooster Oct 8, 2017

We're in luck, Rooster!

I got a secret tape of the proceedings from WikiLeaks!


Marianne Rooster Oct 9, 2017

Lol - and with unforgettable Humphrey Bogart: that's a good argument indeed!

:)

TheOtherTink Rooster Oct 9, 2017

:D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Oct 9, 2017

:):D<3

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