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Captain Ixolite of the HMS Incomprehensible was sailing in enemy waters. It wasn't long before they were under attack.
Able Seaman Jones rushed up to the captain and reported,
"Sir, Radar reports an enemy sub. What do we do?"
Captain Ixolite, who liked a rebus, scribbled out the following on the back of his hand.
£2.50 per Fathom
Unfortunately a stray hull bolt burst inwards at that point and hit the Captain squarely in his...amazement.
What should Able Seaman Jones do to carry out the Captain's final order?
AnswerHe should launch a Depth Charge.
A Fathom is a unit of depth measurement. This is Charged at £2.50.
(Captain Ixolite pulled through, but walked with a limp the rest of his life.)
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