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A naval story


A transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations.

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 must 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 countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
 

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I think you left out the punch line of this joke :)
 

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it should read ...

CANADIANS ..You must divert your course ..this is the lighthouse keeper from the light house in front of you ..or something to that effect :cheeky1:
 

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[align=center]:shock:[shadow=red]Lord!!![/shadow] :shock:[/align]
 

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Only a sailor would understand ....... they're safer at sea. :cheeky1:
 

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I am fine on water as long as I can see land, if no land, no sea. I'm not a fish.
 

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This is probably as old a joke as ships and lighthouses. I heard it over 45 years ago when I first enlisted in the US Navy.

Still funny, especially when I think of the reaction of everyone on the bridge after this transmission.
 

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Sorry wexy you were right !!.
This is the original story

Sometimes those who try and pull rank get their come-uppance.
One foggy night, a United States Aircraft Carrier was cruising off the coast of Newfoundland and the junior radar operator spotted a light in the gloom. Here is a transcript of what happened next.

The radar operator worked out that a collision was likely unless the other vessel changed its course. So he sent a radio message.

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Radar Officer:
'Please divert your course at least 7 degrees to the south to avoid a collision'.
Back came the reply: 'You must be joking, I recommend you divert your course instead'.
The U.S. Radar Officer referred the matter to his superior officer. And reported the incident as subordination.

As a result the Captain of the Air Craft Carrier sent a second message. 'I believe that I out rank you, and am giving you a direct order to divert your course now!!!'


Canadian Radio Operator:
'This is a lighthouse. I suggest you take evasive action.'
 

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