Monday, July 7, 2014

'Fleet Operations'

Once in a while you’ll find there is an officer exchange between ships… usually junior officers! Once there was an exchange between a Carrier and a Tin Can Destroyer!!

When the Carrier had sent some of its officers to the Destroyer the plan was to educate these officers about the smaller ships!

As the story goes… one of the Carrier officers had the Con on the bridge as he called out to the helm…

“Change coarse Helmsman to 370 degrees!”

To which the Helmsman responded…

“Sir my compass only goes to 360 degrees!”

As the Officer complained…

“And that’s the trouble with these small ships!!!”

1 comment:

  1. Actually his compass, like all compasses only goes to 359 degrees. But a junior officer not knowing that sounds about right