I was looking at some stuff and came across this.
Conversation between USA and Spain
It made I laugh
You do have to worry about the American military sometimes ....
Although I don’t doubt that there could be an American commander that arrogant, this is just an old joke that has featured many different navy vessels: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighthouse_and_naval_vessel_urban_legend
Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.
For some reason the rhythm of that gag always reminds me of the best George Brown story.