Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A real no-where man?

From a letter to the London Times, June 17, 1978:


Some years ago I was bringing a Destroyer home from the Far East and was required to report my position twice a day.


One evening, I saw that we would be passing close to where the Greenwich Meridian cuts the Equator so arranged to arrive there dead on midnight. Once there I altered course to due North and stopped engines so my position signal read:


At 00:00 my position Latitude 00°00′N, Longitude 00°00′E. Course 000°. Speed 0.


I had considered saying I was Nowhere but thought (probably correctly) that Their Lordships would not be amused.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer C. Valerie said...

LOL. Funny one.

July 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM  

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