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Sailor Jerry: Oceanus

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Hidden : 9/4/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
5 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Because of conflicting information on Wikipedia
the puzzle was reworked on 12-29-11.

USS Maddox

uss maddox

Standing the First Dog Watch (1600 to 1800) on the fantail of the USS Maddox (DD-731) gave me nothing but time to think. Looking out over the Gulf of Tonkin I thought about all of the other bodies of water that I had sailed on. Having sailed in waters all around the globe, the list was going to be huge. Just as I began my list I was interrupted by another Seaman who was there to relieve me of the watch. How time flies when your mind wanders. Listed below are all of the places that I had time to remember.

The Red Sea
The Japan Sea
The North Sea
The Okhotsk Sea
The Mediterranean Sea
The Baltic Sea
The Andaman Sea
The South China Sea
The Bering Sea

Solve for N44 3A.B0C W87 3W.XYZ

A = Andaman Sea - Japan Sea
B = Red Sea - South China Sea
C = Japan Sea - Mediterranean Sea
W = North Sea - South China Sea
X = Mediterranean Sea + North Sea
Y = Andaman Sea - Okhotsk Sea
Z = Baltic Sea - Bering Sea Sea

Are you a Land Lubber or an able bodied Seaman?

On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while on patrol off the coast of Vietnam, was engaged by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats. A sea battle resulted, in which the Maddox expended over 280 3" and 5" shells. Strafing from four USN F-8 Crusader jet fighter bombers also occured. One US aircraft was damaged, one 14.5mm round hit the destroyer, 3 North Vietnamese torpedo boats were damaged, and 4 North Vietnamese sailors were killed with 6 wounded. There were no U.S. casualties.

Other Sailor Jerry Caches.

GC1JE3K Sailor Jerry
GC2DY23 Sailor Jerry: Gator Navy
GC2E9QD Sailor Jerry: Full Astern
GC2E257 Sailor Jerry: Life At Sea
GC2ECFD Sailor Jerry: Day of Infamy
GC2ECPX Sailor Jerry: The Navigator
GC2ENM7 Sailor Jerry: Battle of Sunda Strait
and GC2J4H6 Sailor Jerry: Final Voyage.

The adventures never end.

I would save the final coordinates
to all of the Sailor Jerry caches.
They will be needed to solve
GC2J4H6 Sailor Jerry: Final Voyage.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Classified Information. Loose lips sink ships.
All Sailor Jerry caches are located near water.
(W)hat (I) (K)now (I) owe to the internet.]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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