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All at Sea - it can happen to anyone ...

kippy Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
This is the transcript of a radio conversation between the British and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 98. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-01:

IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.


BRITISH: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid a collision.


IRISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.


BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.


IRISH: Negative. I say again, You will have to divert YOUR course.


BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITANNIA! THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.





(read down for the outcome)










IRISH: We are a lighthouse. Your call.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Good story but it's an urban legend:

http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthouse.asp
#2
Ive Heard This Before But It Was A British Lighthouse And An American Ship
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Ive Heard This Before But It Was A British Lighthouse And An American Ship


Thats the one i heard, made me laugh the 1st time i heard it

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