Found 30th Aug 2007
The following is the transcript of an actual radio conversation in
October 1995, between a US Navy ship and The British authorities,
off the Scottish North coast. The transcript was released by the
MoD on 10/10/95.

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

U.S. NAVY : Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

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

U.S. NAVY: This is the Captain of US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

BRITISH: Negative. I say again. You will have to divert your course.

U.S. NAVY: 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. DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. THAT'S 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

..... After a short silence




BRITISH: We are a lighthouse. Your call.

made me smile...

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Original Poster

very sorry to interrupt the forum i'll just pi$$ off now shall i....

It wouldn't surprise me if it was true!

true or not (who cares quite frankly) .. its hilarious hehe
would believe it myself !

littlemissmanics: dont go ... stay and tell us more

littlemissmanics

very sorry to interrupt the forum i'll just pi$$ off now shall i....


If you wish...

Or you can stay and bring something er... newer (hint: not 40 years old story). :whistling:

Banned

HaHa, lol that was funny. Gave me a smile, thanks.

It sounds like the sort of thing the Yanks would do, true or not, doesn't really matter.

I mean, when did you ever hear of the Yanks getting hit by " friendly fire "??

You certainly wouldn't want them as your enemy if that is how they treat their friends...:giggle:

ha ha hilarious

Kommunist

If you wish...Or you can stay and bring something er... newer (hint: not … If you wish...Or you can stay and bring something er... newer (hint: not 40 years old story). :whistling:




Well I hadn't heard it before....so does it really matter?


Nice one OP :giggle:

So much better when you can see & hear it ]Click

It is an old one but still amusing, particularly the video.

John
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