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mrconeman
04-28-2006, 03:56 PM
I really didnt want to join the Brit-Bashing and I really mean nothing by this, but I came across this article and really couldnt resist...sorry folks

This is the transcript of the actual radio conversation between the British and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 98. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-01:

IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid a collision.

IRISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

IRISH: Negative. I say again. You will have to divert YOUR course.

BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITANNIA! THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

IRISH: We are a lighthouse.... Your call.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-28-2006, 03:57 PM
Source ?

Lizardus
04-28-2006, 03:58 PM
This is older than my grandma.
Yet funnyer.

mrconeman
04-28-2006, 04:00 PM
Source ?
I seen it on another forum, without a source link. I kinda doubt its real, but its good for a chuckle, especaily in the anti-Brit trend we are in.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-28-2006, 04:01 PM
"We are a lighthouse. Your call." sounds distinctly un-military to me.

H1T_That
04-28-2006, 04:04 PM
"We are a lighthouse. Your call." sounds distinctly un-military to me.

thats exactley what i thought....as well as why would all those british ships be sailing close to the irish coast.

it was kinda funny though.

mrconeman
04-28-2006, 04:06 PM
thats exactley what i thought....as well as why would all those british ships be sailing close to the irish coast.

it was kinda funny though.
Exactly. Just a bit of fun I dont wanna ruffle any feathers.

0r4ng3
04-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Also, wouldn't the Irish have said something about being in a lighthouse much earlier in the "conversation"?

I may have seen that on a joke site somewhere.

Paint_It_Black
04-28-2006, 04:44 PM
Hey, Coneman, guess what? I'm a brit, but I can at least spell "intelligence".

T-6005
04-28-2006, 04:46 PM
Hey, Coneman, guess what? I'm a brit, but I can at least spell "intelligence".
Richard, guess what. I'm not a brit, and I can too!

Wait - I forgot that here that's pretty much what's expected.

The Talking Pie
04-28-2006, 04:47 PM
"We are a lighthouse. Your call." sounds distinctly un-military to me.
That's because they're a lighthouse. Hence the humour.

And this is old old old (though wicked-funny). A teacher told that one in an assembly years ago in my school, only with Americans being involved.

Mota Boy
04-28-2006, 04:57 PM
It's funny, but it's an urban legend, usually attributed to the US Navy.

Jebus
04-28-2006, 11:42 PM
ANNIA! THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS.
wtf? they were playing ogame?

All About Eve
04-28-2006, 11:43 PM
I may have seen that on a joke site somewhere.
Confirmed, I remember seeing it on an old joke site.

wtf? they were playing ogame?
It's been addicting since the dinosaurs, or so I've heard.

Sin Studly
04-29-2006, 12:07 AM
Yeah, I heard it about the US.

Chris1990
04-29-2006, 02:22 AM
This topic fails.