Us ship almost crashed




 
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June 18th, 2004  
Britsoldier
 

Topic: Us ship almost crashed


I came accros this one when i was studying history at school, i cant remember exact quotes but i will give you the jist, the conversation is between a US navy ship and a canadian vessel.

USN: This is USS???? we see you on radar please identify yourself.
CAN: This is ??? we are Canadian, welcome to Canadian waters.
USN: We are on a direct collision course please change your heading 80 degrees east.
CAN: Negative you change your heading 80 degrees west
USN: We are USS??? the largest Naval ship in the world do you know how hard to change course that quickely is?, YOU change your course 80 degrees east.
CAN: We are a lighthouse (short pause) Your call.
June 18th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
This section is for true stories, this one is aprocryphal at best.


edit: Moved.
June 18th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
its a classic
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June 18th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
It's a good stiry, but not true..
http://www.military-quotes.com/jokes/stories.htm
June 18th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
That's good stuff.
June 19th, 2004  
Recce
 
hahahahaha
June 20th, 2004  
1217
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
It's a good stiry, but not true..
http://www.military-quotes.com/jokes/stories.htm
How could it be, a lighthouse doesn't have a "course" to adjust... 8)
June 20th, 2004  
Britsoldier
 

Topic: OK


Maybe thats whyt it is funny?? because the navy did not realise it was a lighthouse.
June 21st, 2004  
1217
 

Topic: Re: OK


Quote:
Originally Posted by Britsoldier
Maybe thats whyt it is funny?? because the navy did not realise it was a lighthouse.
I mean the equipment on a modern navy ship would clearly destinct between a moving and a non-moving object.
June 21st, 2004  
otterbear2468
 
good one,that made me laugh