Interesting exchange between Americans and Canadians

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  1. RobertR

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    Apologies if it's been posted before:

    This is the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with
    Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. Radio conversation released by the chief of naval operations, 10-10-95.
    > >
    CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to
    avoid a 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 US LINCOLN, the second
    largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with 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.
     
  2. John Watson

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    Kanuckistani humour [​IMG]
     
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    False or not, it's still funny as hell. [​IMG]
     
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    I never doubted it was false, but it is funny. [​IMG]
     
  6. Todd Hochard

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    Yeah, I heard that story a few times back in the '80s. Popular amongst us submariners, who always enjoyed disparaging the "target" sailors.
    We had a somewhat similar exchange one time with an Italian ferry boat captain, while traversing the Straits of Messina (on our submarine). It pretty much ended with us- "we have torpedoes, it's your call."[​IMG] I happen to know this one is true, as I was present for the (what started cordial, and became somewhat heated) exchange.
    Todd
     
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    [​IMG] haha thats hilarious
     
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    Yeah, it is funny...
    but my Canadian date thinks it is even funnier.
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    Todd, really? That's funny as hell. Torpedoes are, if anything, compelling.
     
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    Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk [​IMG]
     
  11. Max Leung

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    Blame Canada! [​IMG]
     
  12. Todd Hochard

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    Darn those nasty Greenpeace people for trying to help the human race.
     
  14. Max Leung

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    You know what they say about the Road to Hell being paved with good intentions...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, let's chart a course away from that political stuff!! [​IMG]
    I'd like to hear more submarine stories, though.
     
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    I second Jack Briggs suggestions. What is it about sailors and their stories. I work with a submariner, back when they were diesel powered, and his stories either had us laughing or in disbelief because they could'nt possibly be true. Either way they were always entertaining.
     
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    "Sorry, it's old and false."

    So what, it's funny as hell;0

    Brent
     
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    Americans! [​IMG]
     
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    Woohoo! IBTL! [​IMG]
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