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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act Map

Attention Blue Water Vets (and families):

On June 25, 2019, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 was signed into law. The law defines service connection to veterans who served in the Blue Water Navy. We’ve built this interactive map to determine if your ship was inside the zone.

CHOOSE A SHIP

TO SEE INFORMATION ALREADY IN OUR SYSTEM
OR

Did you know you can research ships and add your own research to our site? Click here to learn more.

SELECT FROM EXISTING SHIPS
Please select a ship

This list is NOT yet complete.
You can submit information from your own research on this page. After you enter the coordinates on the TEST COORDINATES form, you’ll find an “Add to Database” button below which you can use to submit the ship name, date and other information for inclusion in our database.

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TEST COORDINATES

FROM YOUR OWN RESEARCH

Enter the coordinates that you want to check. Our map will determine if you were within 12 nm of the zone created by the law.

If you’d like to save your map for later, click the Save button and save the URL provided.

If you have any feedback, please contact us.

DEGREES DECIMAL MINUTES (DDM)
LATITUDE:
° ' N
Please enter degrees and decimal minutes.
LONGITUDE:
° ' E
Please enter degrees and decimal minutes.

Degrees (0-180) and decimal minutes (0 to 59.9999) up to 4 decimal places.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Map provides a way for veterans to determine if their ship entered the zone created by the law. Our team extensively researched ways to simplify the process of verifying whether coordinates from ship logs were inside the zone. We settled on using the Google Maps API. Our team used the points identified by the law and then extended those 12 nm seaward as defined by the law.

Veterans can access Vietnam era ship logs on the archives.gov site. Ship logs are scanned by ship name and date. Our team is working hard to enter coordinates from ship logs, building a database of ships, dates and coordinates to facilitate searches. We are grateful to have had many ship logs extracted and imported in large part from the compilation work of Ed Ball, Director of Research of MVA & BWNA.

Veterans can select their ship from the list to see the points and dates that have been entered so far for that ship.

Maps can be saved and resumed for later review by clicking the Save button. This will provide you with a URL that can be saved as a bookmark or electronically shared with others. If you have any comments or ways that we can improve this resource, or you would like to help us complete our database of ship log entries, please visit the contact us page.

If while using this page you discover that you were inside the zone, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

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