[MOL] Naval Humor [01363] Medicine On Line


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> This is the transcript of the radio conversation of a US Naval ship
sailing
> in Canadian waters off the coast of Newfoundland.  The U.S. Naval ship
> sighted what it believed to be a Canadian vessel's lights dead ahead.
>
> The Canadians began the discussion: 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 must 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, 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."
>