Total Average Speed: 5.92 Knots
Hours From Departure: 142 Hours from Blake Island, Puget Sound
Distance To Go This Leg: 342 Nautical Miles to Long Beach for fuel
Estimated Time Of Arrival: 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 21
Present Course: 147 Degrees to the Santa Barbara Channel
Winds: North-Northwest at 10 Knots
Seas: Rippled from the 10 Knot Wind
Swells: Northwesterly at 10 Feet
Barometric Pressure: 1016 Millibars
Air Temperature: 56 Degrees
Visibility: 10 Miles
Sea Floor: The Ocean Depth beneath USS New Jersey here ranges from 345 to
397 Fathoms, or between 2,070 to 2,392 Feet.
USS New Jersey is now 30 miles west of Pigeon Point,
California, and west-northwest of Santa Cruz and Capitola, on the north shore of Monterey
Bay. We have passed beyond San Francisco, which is 40 miles northeast of our
Navigation charts reveal that we are south of the Gulf of
the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and now within the Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary, a designated marine zone which restricts the shipping of environmentally
hazardous cargo such as oil and chemicals. To New Jersey's west, charts display
markings in this area of the Pioneer Canyon, and the Pioneer and Gumdrop seamounts.
Submitted by Bob Wernet onboard the Sea Victory.