Total Run This Leg:
Total Average Speed: 4.76 Knots
Hours / Days This Leg: 68.3 Hours / 2.84 Days
Distance To Go This Leg: 1,771.6 Nautical Miles
Estimated Time Of Arrival: 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, Cape Henlopen
Sea Buoy, at the mouth of the Delaware River.
Present Course: 355 Degrees Northerly
Winds: North-Northwest at 18 Knots
Seas: 3 Feet
Swells: 4 Feet from the Northwest
Barometric Pressure: 1011.5 Millibars
Air Temperature: 82 Degrees
Sea Temperature: 84 Degrees
Visibility: 10 Miles
Skies: Broken, Occasional Showers
Sea Floor: Ocean depths beneath the USS New Jersey at this point range
between 1,868 to 1,157 Meters, or from 6,128 to 3,795 Feet.
Panama Canal Transit:
October 16 - 21 / Balboa
Pier 14 - 15, Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, the Gaillard Cut, Gamboa, Lake Gatun, and
the Gatun Locks, and Cristobal. USS New Jersey's clearance into the Caribbean Sea /
Atlantic Ocean was completed at 11:34 a.m., and her mark for the commencement of the
Cristobal, Panama - Philadelphia, PA Third Leg was passed at 11:42 a.m., Thursday, October
Distance Of Second Leg:
September 21 -
October 15 / Long Beach, CA to Balboa Anchorage, Panama: 2,948.7 Nautical Miles, the
longest leg of New Jersey's homecoming voyage.
Total Average Speed Second Leg: 5.18 Knots
Distance Of First Leg: September 12 - 21 / Bremerton, WA to Long Beach,
CA: 1,193.6 Nautical Miles from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to Long Beach, CA
Total Average Speed First Leg: 5.54 Knots
Position: The USS New Jersey is now due East
of Arrecife Edinburgh, Nicaragua, and slightly Southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios, Honduras,
the coastal border point between the two Central American nations.
Advisory: One other reason reports are
delayed, and occasionally abbreviated, such as this day's Morning Position Report, is
because the fluency of the typing fingers does not match the power of the seas. We
anticipate a more suitable digital environment soon.
Submitted by Bob Wernet onboard the Sea Victory.