Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

The Obstinate Lighthouse

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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."

p/s

It's a joke.

 

 

Naval Term II

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NALF   Naval Air Landing Field   
Nav (the)   (1) Navigator, or having to do with navigation. (2) The Navy (USN).   
NavSta   Naval Station.   
Navy Shower   A water saving evolution in which one attempts to get reasonably clean while using as little water as possible. Basically, you wet yourself down, turn off the shower, lather up, then turn the shower back on to rinse off.  
NBC Warfare   Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare.   
Negat   Spoken or abbreviated form of ‘negative.’   
NFG   Non Functional Gear. Written on the sides of inoperative equipment as an indication that they should be replaced or scrapped (float tested). Often corrupted as "No Fucking Good."   
No Joy   No radio contact, or no visual contact. Sometimes used to say "it didn’t work."