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LORAN STATION BATTLE HARBOR

52 14 53.14 N 55 36 18.39 W

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey: JUL 1942
 
Construction Date Summer 1942 – Sept 1942
 
Constructed by: National Defense Research Council - contracted McNamara Construction Company
 
Established: OCT 1942
 
Disestablished: JAN 1984
 
Operated by: USCG: 1942 – 1 SEP 1953
CANADA: 1 SEP 1953 - 1983
 
Chain: North Atlantic Chain
Canadian East Coast
 
Station Letter designation: 1L3/1L4 “V”
 
Station code name: LOVE
 
Station Unit Number: Unit No. 6
01-521
 
Radio Call Sign: NJN-35
 
Station nickname: Advance Base Buck
 
On-air testing date: 1L3, FEB 1943
1L4, FEB 1943
 
Operational date: 15 JAN 1944
 
Operations Ceased: 1L3 - 312400Z DEC 1980
1L2 - 31 DEC 1983
 
Station Operation: Double SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS) 1943 - 1980
 
Station pair: 1L2/1L4 – FREDERICKSDAL
1L3 - BONAVISTA
 
Loran Rate: 1L2, 1961 – 31 DEC 1983
1L3, 15 JAN 1944 – 312400Z DEC 1980
 
On-Air: 1L2, 1961
1L3, 15 JAN 1944
1L4, 15 JAN 1944
 
Off-Air 1L2, 31 DEC 1983
1L3, 312400Z DEC 1980
1L4, 1961
 
Monitor Rate:
 
Equipment: Aug 44 - Station Rab Model C timers installed
 
Antenna Type:
 
Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 – LTJG, ETC, ET1, ET2, 5 ET3, RM2, CS1, HM1, EN1, EN3, DC2, 4 SN, FN
 
Miscellaneous: 1st Isolated station
15 NOV 1942 - Experimentation on-air testing
FEB 1950 - Fire destoryed station – station off air - reconstructed
1 SEP 1953 Station operation transferred to Canada
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1st CO: CWO William H Keel Nov 1942 - May 1943
CO: ENS Harry H Harrison May 1943 - May 1944
CO: ENS James G Norman May 1944
CO: LTJG Raymond G Parks ? - AUG 1947
CO: LTJG John W Sommers AUG 1947 – 13 JUN 1948
CO: RELE Rufus B Shirley 13 JUN 1948 – 27 OCT 1948
CO: LTJG John W Steffey 27 OCT 1948 -
 

Pictures

Loran Station Battle Harbour

Station Antenna circa  unknown
c./unknown

Station photo circa Jun 1947

Station photo

Photo courtesy of   http://www.zianet.com/tmorris/battleharbourairresupply.html

The photo below was located at NARA Washington DC
USCG Official photo c./1948

Station circa 1948