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LORAN STATION BILOXI

30 23 26.712 N 88 51 32.507 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

Construction Date 1949

Constructed by: U.S. Air Force

Established: 1949 - USAF

Disestablished: 01 NOV 1968

Operated by: 1949 – 18 FEB 1955 USAF
18 FEB 1955 – JAN 1981 USCG

Chain: GULF OF MEXICO

Station Letter designation:

Station code name:

Station Unit Number:

Station nickname:

On-air testing date: 1949

Operational date: 30 AUG 1951 - AF declared chain Operational

Operations Ceased: 01 NOV 1968

Station Operation: 1L3 - Single SLAVE
2H1 – Single SLAVE
3H1 – Single MASTER

Station pair: 1L3, 2H1, 3H1 – CAPE SAN BLAS

Loran Rate: 1L3, 2H1, 3H1

On-Air: 1L3 - 1949
2H1 – 1952
3H1 - 1964

Off-Air 1L3 - 1952
2H1 – 1964
3H1 - 01 NOV 1968

Monitor Rate:

Equipment:

Antenna Type:

Personnel Allowance: FEB 1955 – 8 Enlisted – 1 ETC, 1 ET1, 1 EN1, 3 ET3, 2 SN

Miscellaneous: 1949 – 18 FEB 1955 US Air Force operated the station
18 FEB 1955 station transferred to USCG
Station closed in November 1968 and moved to Grand Isle

Commanding Officers /
Officers inCharge
OINC: ETC D E Hagberd 1968

Documents

03 JAN 1955 Stand up Personnel Allowance - pdf

Pictures

Google Earth

The photos below were retrieved from U.S. Coast Guard Historian Office

26 FEB 1962 Aerial Views

26 JAN 1967 Aerial Views (the two above)

25 JUN 1960 Loran Station

NOV 1962 Generator Building

DEC 1962 Loran Transmitting Antenna

DEC 1962 Loran Transmitting Antenna Base and Coupler

DEC 1962 Station shoreline

DEC 1962 Station vehicle storage area

MAY 1963 Loran Station Building

May 1963 Transmitting Antenna in foreground and the equipment and
generator building in the background

Thank you to the USCG Historian Staff (May 2018)!