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Mysticpuma2003
03-12-2007, 06:43 PM
This is based on an actual radio conversation between a U.S. Navy
aircraft carrier (U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln) and Canadian authorities
off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. (The radio
conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on
10/10/95 authorized by the Freedom of Information Act.)

"Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to
avoid collision.

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

Canadians: Negative. You will have to 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--I SAY AGAIN, 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."


Is it true, who knows, but cool if it is.

Cheers, MP.

PS, if it's been posted before, sorry, but I've only just heard it for the first time! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

R_Target
03-12-2007, 06:57 PM
Funny, but phoney. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthse.htm

berg417448
03-12-2007, 07:12 PM
And old joke but still funny. Last time I heard the joke the ship was changed to a German destroyer.

F19_Orheim
03-13-2007, 02:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw_4ph1__o4&mode=related&search=