"Ahh but what caused the power surge?". The switch from external to internal power. See http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-articles/important-planes-navy-carriers-fly.html
Normally, the switch-over didn't cause a problem, because of an isolation switch on the rocket pod, secured by a pin. IIRC, the "Remove Before Flight" tag had been fluttering in high winds, and pulled the pin loose. As often happens, one safety mechanism thwarted another.
I wouldn't classify it as an EMC incident; it was more an electrical power management issue. (And a reminder not to point loaded weapons at anything you don't want to destroy.)
HMS Sheffield was hit by an Exocet missile fired by an aircraft, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZu8bvxJs4 not a torpedo from a ship. The article is correct that it was the motor that set fire to the superstructure. (That wasn't the only time an Exocet failed to explode on impact. http://www.nytimes.com/1984/06/26/world/iraqi-exocet-hit-tanker-but-failed.html )
The Forrestal incident was caused by a power surge in the aircraft that wasn't related to the ship's radar. http://secondsfromdisaster.net/s03e08-aircraft-carrier-explosion-uss-forrestal-fire/
As promised, here's my CB radio story. CB radio broadcast on 27MHz. Commercial TV analog ch 2 was 54-60 MHz the second harmonic. The third harmonic, 81 MHz, was analog ch 5. CB interfered but it was far worse on ch 2. In NYC where I started, ch 2 is CBS. Here in Boston, ch 2 is PBS. So it was a bigger deal in NYC. After we moved, we discovered that if you keyed your mic in your car CB while driving past a local furniture store, the store's alarm would sound.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.