Journal Entry  -  October 27, 1999  -  Day 46

Wednesday Evening Position Report
8:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time

19 Degrees, 35 Minutes North


83 Degrees, 17 Minutes West

Days Run:

57 Nautical Miles


4.75 Knots (Average)  running to meet a fixed ETA.

Total Run This Leg:  664.6 Nautical Miles
Total Average Speed:  4.36 Knots
Hours / Days This Leg:  152.3 Hours / 6.45 Days
Distance To Go This Leg:  1,431.9 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:  318 Degrees
Winds:  Northeast at 20 Knots
Seas & Swells:  Combined at 10 Feet
Barometric Pressure:  1014.5 Millibars
Air Temperature:  80 Degrees
Sea Temperature:  81 Degrees
Visibility:  10 Miles
Skies:  Partly Cloudy
Sea Floor:  Ocean depths beneath the USS New Jersey at this point are 2,807 Meters or 9,208 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 21.

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 anchorage.
Total Average Speed First Leg:  5.54 Knots

Position:  This evening, USS New Jersey is heading through the Yucatan Basin over the Cayman Ridge toward the Yucatan Channel separating Mexico and Cuba.  Southwest of her position is the Misteriosa Bank and the Rosario Reefs.  To her North, the Western tip of Cuba, and due West of her is Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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Submitted by Bob Wernet onboard the Sea Victory.


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