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Americans V Brittish

Post by allthegearnoidea on Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:15 pm

The following is the transcript of an actual radio conversation in October 1995, between a US Navy ship and the British Authorities off the north coast of Scotland The transcript was released by the MOD on 10/10.95.

BRITISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid collision.

US Navy: Recomend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the north to avoid collision.

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

US NAVY: This is the Captain of USS Lincoln. I say again, divert YOUR course.

BRITISH: Negative I say again, divert your course.

US Navy: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN THE SECOND, LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS 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.

BRITISH: We are a lighthouse. Now F*ck off.

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