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Old 02-07-2015, 19:06   #91
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For a true story of U.S.Navy vs. a rocky shore, look up Point Arguello Navy disaster.
This story goes around a lot. It isn't even remotely true. Look it up on Snopes.

I believe you may be thinking of a different 'story' ;-)

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Old 02-07-2015, 21:03   #92
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This story goes around a lot. It isn't even remotely true. Look it up on Snopes.
US Navy and rocky shore? That's not the myth about "no you change course", it was a real disaster:

Seven Navy destroyers lost at Point Arguello - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times
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My apologies, I thought we were talking about navigation in modern times. The "move the lighthouse" story goes by a lot of names. Glad we have radar and satellite navigation today. Those darn sextants are not too accurate in the fog.
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