Manhattan riot and lucky prime-minister
Once the government of the United States presented a military ship called “Manhattan” to Thailand. The present was given as a sign of good will. It seemed that “good will” was quite an infectious deal, because the royal officers of Thailand marine decided that the prime minister, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, was not to aggravate the political course of Thailand with his medals (it should be mentioned there were nobody in Thailand who had as many medal as he had). As the result the unfortunate prime-minister was captured and closed at ship Sri Ayutthaya.
In the beginning it was going all right: the kidnapped minister was sniffing sleeping in his room, while the rebel officers could sleep very deeply: the kidnapped person was the guarantee of saving their lives. However, the following day there started disorder and hesitating within the group. The thing was that they didn’t know what to do next. The rebel considered the whole military staff to take their side after the kidnapping of the prime-minister, but that didn’t happen. They also thought that the supporters of the prime-minister would try to start negotiation, but nobody seemed to hurry saving Phibunsongkhram’s precious skin.. The deadlock was so evident that the rebels were even thinking about returning the minister (out of sight, out of mind, as they say), but then, finally, the police and military forced approached the coast.
Without giving the rebels any kind of relief, they started to firing in the direction of that very ship Sri Ayutthaya, there the closed prime-minister was. The ship was bombed so furiously, that it finally started to sink. However, among that few people who managed to survive and approach the coast, was that very Plaek Phibunsongkhram. It seemed that the military forces knew much more about the unsinkable minister than the rebels.