The following is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation in October 1995 between a US Navy ship and the British Authorities, near the coast of England.
The transcript was released by the M.O.D. on the 10/10/95.
BRITISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.
U.S.NAVY: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid a collision.
BRITISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
U.S.NAVY: This is the Captain of a U.S. Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
BRITISH: Negative. I say again. You will have to divert your course.
U.S.NAVY: 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, OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.