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I may be stupid, how else would I enlist in the US Navy?

General Mayhem


This is a transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland, Oct. 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10th Oct 1995.


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 naval ship. I say again, divert your course.


Canadians: No, I say again, 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 course 15 degrees North, that's one-five degrees North, or countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.


Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call!



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