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BetterThanLife July 7th, 2004 03:22 PM

THis was passed to me and I appologize if it isn''t quoted exactly right but it is the transmissions from a real incident on the West Coast in the US.

Unknown vessel off my starboard bow this is US Navy warship Yankee Bravo, I suggest you adjust your heading 15 degrees to port to avoid collision.

Yankee Bravo, negative, I suggest you adjust your course 15 degrees to starboard to avoid collision.

Unknown vessel this is Yankee Bravo, I am a large US warship and suggest that you adjust your heading immediately 15 degrees to port to avoid collision.

Yankee Bravo, Negative, I suggest you adjust your heading 15 degrees to starboard to avoid collision.

This is the USS Enterprise! I suggest you adjust your heading immediately to avoid collision.

This is the Harbour light house, your call Enterprise.

PBI July 7th, 2004 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Bhoins:
THis was passed to me and I appologize if it isn''t quoted exactly right but it is the transmissions from a real incident on the West Coast in the US.

Unknown vessel off my starboard bow this is US Navy warship Yankee Bravo, I suggest you adjust your heading 15 degrees to port to avoid collision.

Yankee Bravo, negative, I suggest you adjust your course 15 degrees to starboard to avoid collision.

Unknown vessel this is Yankee Bravo, I am a large US warship and suggest that you adjust your heading immediately 15 degrees to port to avoid collision.

Yankee Bravo, Negative, I suggest you adjust your heading 15 degrees to starboard to avoid collision.

This is the USS Enterprise! I suggest you adjust your heading immediately to avoid collision.

This is the Harbour light house, your call Enterprise.

It was actually on the East Coast, and was directed at a Canadian lighthouse. I watched a lecture about accepting changes in approaches to traditional ways of thinking and the above was related by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and he was reading from a transcript, he said. In His, slightly longer version, the US aircraft carrier actualy threatened to attack the "unknown ship". ;)

Andrew Boulton July 8th, 2004 09:04 AM

Sadly, the lighthouse story is a joke.

http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthse.htm

BetterThanLife July 8th, 2004 10:22 AM

It is still funny. And I could see it happenning and the Navy denying it too. In some cases truth is stranger that fiction. [img]smile.gif[/img]

PBI July 8th, 2004 10:38 AM

Drat ;) Still, funny as hell [img]smile.gif[/img]

DaveChase July 8th, 2004 10:56 AM

Actually I heard that this happened during WW2 off the coast of Spain.
It was an allied ship escorting a merchant fleet.

I heard this over 20 years ago. So yes, it has been around a long time and yes I do believe something like this happened. Probably a small sail boat with a rich owner who was drunk and the story just grew from there.

IMO
Dave

Andrew Boulton July 8th, 2004 01:22 PM

"This is Imperial BatRon 1138! We demand you alter course immediately!"

"This is Phobos. Your call..."

DaveChase July 8th, 2004 01:35 PM

This is the Imperial Majesty Ship Lord of All. Alter your course now and turn off your bright lights.

(The star does not respond)

This is your last warning. (LT, prepare to open fire.)

(The star still does not respond)

LT, fire. (Uh, your most high sir, that...) Fire now! and turn off the heater, it is way to hot in here.

jatay3 April 26th, 2006 04:46 PM

One soldier in the IDF told how they heard over the radio a number of warlike sounding signals "I need some support" that kind of thing. It went on for a while until their superior realized they were playing a game, and was mad as could be.


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