Lincoln versus the lighthouse

This is the transcript of a 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.

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 Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Canadians: No. I say again, you 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, 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.

Most awesome urban legend ever.

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  1. There is a movie on YT of this… Funny.

    I was directed to a topic at, a site I never spend time on. I note there are still some sore toes, two years one month and two weeks after we chose to resign, leave and build a frienly gaming community. Random has monopoly on ranting over NTF, as he banned our accounts on our departure, barring us from the opportunity to counter his attacks.

    Not that it matters. My time is more valuable than entering into discussions with some of the SAS members. We have a community of ourself to maintain and strengthen. As you may have noted, ArmA is our main focus, but we still keep the RvS server alive. At least for the time being.

    I am sure either you or any from us tampered with the N4 app, even if implied. Why should anyone bother?

    During my reading (and smiling over old rants), I noted you have found the rope to tie the knot, and this was the real reason I post some words. Congratulations! 🙂


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