British Unit Dyslexia, Reporter without a Clue, Fisherman without a Clue
Case One (Life imitating art) -
The above Juan Caruso cartoon (from 2008) portrayed one result of unthinkable confusion between the U.K. monetary unit, British pounds (sterling) and the weight of submarine ballast.
Currently, an Ebay dealer in London undrescores the reality of such confusion in an equally dramatic error for a used, submarine-related item: The true book about submarines, by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones, Weight : 1.7401 pounds
Case Two (Reporter without a submarine clue) -
Announcing Military reunion to be held for submarine crew.
"Crewmembers of the submarine tender USS LY Spear (AS-36) will meet Oct. 14-17 in Norfolk, Va."Case Three (Fisherman without a Clue) -
June 18, 2010 - Fishermen spot periscope off So. Florida -
Danoff reported the sighting to the Coast Guard and has heard nothing back. Petty Officer Barry Bena said the matter is still under investigation. Advice for Mr. Danoff: Don't hold your breath on submarine movements.
Submarines are always silent and strange.