The following is the transcript of an actual radio conversation
in October 1995,between a US Navy ship and the British authorities
off the north coast of Scotland.The transcript was released by the
MoD on the 10/10/96
Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South. to avoid collision.
Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the North to avoid collision.
Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to
This is the Captain of US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Negative. I say again: divert your course.
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. DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE
YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER
MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
We are a lighthouse. FUCK OFF!