This article is from the Prophecies of Nostradamus FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org.
I p144 (II-48)
In the southwest quadrant of the Atlantic ocean, missiles will splash
into the ocean near a partially submerged ship and a submarine. The
submarine commander is antsy to engage fire. An American surface ship
will be in danger. The Soviet commander of the sub will have secret
orders the rest of the crew is not aware of, which are to antagonize
and provoke. He gets carried away.
The American commander has been ordered to defend the coast of the US
but to avoid starting a war. In the process of defending his ship
from the submarine, he strikes the submarine and feels he may have
sunk it, and agonizes that the action would be interpreted as
starting a war and not an act of defense. The event will lead to the
time of troubles and will have large historical significance when
seen in retrospect.