The following is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation in October
1995, between a US Navy ship off the coast of Newfoundland, and some
Canadians. The transcript was released by the Chief of Naval Operations
CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North, 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 North to avoid a collision.
CANADIANS: Negative. 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 IMMEDIATELY CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. THAT'S 15 DEGREES NORTH,
OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
CANADIANS: We are a lighthouse. Your call.
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