POSITION REPORT: USS MISSOURI TOW

From Bob Wernet, USS Missouri Memorial Association Aboard the Crowley "Sea Victory" Tugboat Monday, June 15, 1998 6:00 a.m./ADT

LATITUDE = 26 degrees, 59 minutes North

LONGITUDE = 146 degrees, 11 minutes West

LOCATION: Cape Kumukahi, Hawaii on the Big Island is the closest land point to our location at 640 nautical miles away. We are currently cruising 54 nautical miles due south of the Huddell Seamount.

OCEAN DEPTH BELOW = 2,300 fathoms or 13,800

COURSE = 240 degrees

PAST 24-HOUR DISTANCE RUN = 132.4 nautical miles

PAST 24-HOUR AVERAGE SPEED = 5.5 knots

TOTAL DISTANCE RUN = 1,632.4 nautical miles (68.9%)

TOTAL AVERAGE SPEED = 6.0 knots

HOURS FROM DEPARTURE = 274 hours

DISTANCE TO DIAMOND HEAD = 735.2

DAYS IN TRANSIT = 11.5 days

WIND = East Northeast at 25 knots

SEA & SWELL = Combined at 9 feet

AIR TEMPERATURE = 68 degrees

SEA TEMPERATURE = 72 degrees

SKIES = Overcast

Interest in the USS Missouri's arrival off Diamond Head at Noon next Sunday, Father's Day, June 21, is attracting some interesting spectators outside Hawaii. For example, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" is planning (barring news developments) to broadcast a story nationally Monday afternoon about the Missouri and will interview the Sea Victory's Captain Kaare Ogaard. Host Linda Wertheimer will talk to the Captain as he stands watch in Sea Victory's navigational bridge.

(For More Information, contact the USS Missouri Memorial Association on the Internet at: www.ussmissouri.com  ... or call toll-free: 1-888-877-6477.)

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment