Journal Entry  -  September 18, 1999  -  Day 7

Saturday Morning Position Report
8:00 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time
Latitude: 37 Degrees, 14 Minutes North
Longitude: 123 Degrees, 2 Minutes West
Days Run: 70.4 Nautical Miles
Speed: 5.87 Knots (Average)

Total Run:  840.2 Nautical Miles
Total Average Speed5.92 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 Course147 Degrees to the Santa Barbara Channel
Winds:  North-Northwest at 10 Knots
SeasRippled from the 10 Knot Wind
SwellsNorthwesterly at 10 Feet
Barometric Pressure1016 Millibars
Air Temperature56 Degrees
Visibility10 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.

Position:  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 position.

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.


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