Which Gulf?

2cool

Lantern Swinger
#1
Why does the royal navy website and navy news rarely specify what gulf they are talking about when they post articles on current ship locations... for example:

https://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/6825


Talks about Monmouth being in 'The Gulf' but which Gulf?!? Frustrating as they didn't like me just saying uhhh ship X is in the Gulf currently at SIFT.

The Gulf of Aden? Gulf of Oman? Is there any way I can find out this exact information as the official website and Navy news are often inaccurate / out of date
 
#2
Referring to 'The Gulf' avoids any controversy inherent in the use of Persian Gulf vs Arabian Gulf.

If you'd ever experienced 'a Gulf tan' in the RN, you'd be left in no doubt which Gulf was meant.
 

2cool

Lantern Swinger
#3
Referring to 'The Gulf' avoids any controversy inherent in the use of Persian Gulf vs Arabian Gulf.

If you'd ever experienced 'a Gulf tan' in the RN, you'd be left in no doubt which Gulf was meant.
... but I haven't so I'm still none the wiser haha ! I wouldn't mind but I'm just not too happy I got grilled at SIFT for just saying 'The Gulf' and not knowing exactly what this is when I didn't think it mattered as the websites don't explain which this is!
 

RomanyRanner

Lantern Swinger
#9
It's just a abbreviation.
We all know what it means.
When we say 'channel night' we all know exactly what Channel they are on about.


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#11
The Queen Mary (I think) was passing Gib, and was signaled, what ship, what ship, the Queen Mary replied, what rock, what rock. Its taken that some things dont need explaining.
 
#12
NATO exercise off northern Scotland, being shadowed by Soviet trawlers. Day five of exercise.

Escort Destroyer signals to Soviet trawler............'Do you have enough fuel to get home?'

Soviet trawler to Escort Destroyer......................'If the exercise finishes on time, yes'
 

2cool

Lantern Swinger
#13
Ok I got a funny one for you :)

somewhere off the American continent:

This is USS Montana, requesting you immediately divert your course

This is The Washington. Please divert YOUR course.

This is the captain of USS Montana, divert your course now or we will be forced to take action

This is The Washington Lighthouse. Your call.
 

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