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LORAN STATION FREDERIKSDAL

59 58.3N – 44 38.7W Mar 1949 Op Data Report
59 59 17.71 N 44 39 14.54 W

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey: 10 AUG 1942

Construction Date 11 NOV 1943 – Mar 1943

Constructed by: MIT/Contractors

Established: MAR 1943

Disestablished: JAN 1984

Operated by: USCG, 1943 – 18 SEP 1951
Demark, 18 SP 1951 – 31 DEC 1983

Chain: NORTH ATLANTIC

Station Letter designation: 1L2/1L4 “N”

Station code name: NAN

Station Unit Number: CG Unit No. 7 Navy 226

Station nickname: LIBA, NARSAK

On-air testing date: 11 MAR 1943

Operational date: 1L4, 15 JAN 1944
1L2, 1961

Operations Ceased: 1L4, 1961
1L2, 31 DEC 1983

Station Operation: Single MASTER

Station pair: 1L4, 1L2 - BATTLE HARBOR
Loran Rate: 1L4, 1L2
On-Air: 11 MAR 1943

Off-Air 31 DEC 1983

Monitor Rate:  

Equipment:  

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous: 27 FEB 1950 - Station in Standby Status because of reconstruction of Battle Station - fire destroyed the station

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1st CO: LTJG W P Clark 1942 - AUG 1943
CO: LT Cross AUG 1943 -
CO: LTJG J. B. O’Hara ? - 17 FEB 1947
CO: CRE W. A. Little 17 FEB 1947 - ?
CO: CRE R. A. Patrick 1949

Documents:

17 FEB 1947 - Ltr of Relief - pdf
01 MAR 1949 - Operational Data Report - pdf

Pictures

Loran Station Frederiksdal from Google Earth

The photos below were located at NARA Washington, DC
(U.S. Coast Guard Official photos)

Station circa 1946

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c./June 1947

Station looking west

Loran site as seen from the side of the mountain, east of the station

Below photos from 1 MAR 1949 Operational Data Report
(U.S. Coast Guard official photos)

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

South shore of Loran Site

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Loran site as viewed from Raritan Point

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Garage, Generator, Boiler and Main buildings. Quonset in middle background.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Rear view of Main building. Mountains across the fjord in the background

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

South shore view of Garage, Generator, Boiler Room and Main Building.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

SE view of crew's barracks, south wing, the office, galley, CO's qtrs, the north wing

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

North side of Main building as seen in road leading to the skidway.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

SE side of LORAN shack. Beverage antenna and fjord in the background

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

South side of LORAN Shack. Loran antenna and doghouse in the foreground.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Beverage antenna as seen looking to westward. Loran shack and
communications receiving antenna poles to the left

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

North side view of Quonset

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

ETs digging up the water line during a recent freeze

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Three 5000 gal fuel tanks, paint locker in the foreground, beverage ant. and harbor in the background

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

View of 3 5000 gal fuel tanks after fueling. Beverage ant in the background.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Close-up of 3 5000 gal fuel tanks. Loran shack and beverage ant in the background.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

South view of 3 5000 gal fuel tanks

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

View of harbor and fjord

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Top of skidway. Frederiksdal village can be seen directly over surveyed tractor.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

View down towards the beach from the top of the skidway.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

General Purpose Hoist and Crane formerly used for unloading.
Not used due to erosion of unloading ramp.

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

General Purpose Hoist and Crane, located near skidway

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

General Purpose Hoist as viewed from of the crane

The below photos were contributed by Ivan Carlsson

circa 1949 from 1 Mar 1949 operations report

Coast Guard Inspection Team

The below photos are of the transfer of station operation to Denmark c./1951

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The Generator Room c./1951

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General photos

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Thanks Ivan!