acknowledged the voice


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Cantonese, Hong Kong
"What did you see?" asked a calm voice at the other end.

"Iceberg right ahead," replied Fleet.
"Thank you," acknowledged the voice with curiously detached courtesy. Nothing more was said.
Source: A Night to Remember
Background: On the fifth day of Titanic's maiden voyage, a moment before the disaster, When Lookout Fleet saw an iceberg looming ahead from the crow's nest, he immediately lifted the phone and rang the bridge.

Hi, is "acknowledged" an inversion? To put it in order, should it be "the voice acknowledged with......"?
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