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LORAN STATION BONAVISTA

048 41 45.66 N 053 05 18.24 W (MIT 1948)
048 41 46.22 N 053 05 13.74 W

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey: Summer 1942

Construction Date Aug – Sep 1942

Constructed by: National Defense Research Council - contracted

Established:

Disestablished: 1981

Operated by: USCG, 1942 – Sept 1, 1953
CANADA, SEPT 1, 1953 – DEC 31, 1980

Chain: NORTH ATLANTIC
CANADIAN EAST COAST

Station Letter designation: 1L3, “V”
Advance Base ‘Crop'

Station code name: VICTOR

Station Unit Number: Unit No. 05
Unit No. 55

Station nickname:

On-air testing date: MAR 1943

Operational date: 15 JAN 1944

Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1980

Station Operation: Single MASTER

Station pair: 1L3 – BATTLE HARBOR

Loran Rate: 1L3

On-Air: MAR 1943

Off-Air 312400Z DEC 1980

Monitor Rate:

Equipment:

Antenna Type:

Personnel Allowance: Jan 1953 – LTJG, ETC, ET1, ET2, 4 ET3, RM1, CS1, HM1, EN1, EN3, DC2, 2 SN

Miscellaneous: 31 OCT 1942 - Coast Guard directed to establish three northern Atlanta stations - Fredericksdal, Battle Harbor and Bonavista.
Original equipment lost to the sinking of SS CARIBOU
Commanding Officers authorized off based housing with family 1946.
Huts destroyed by fire 1946/47
27 FEB 1950 - Station in Standby Status because of reconstruction of Battle Station – fire destroyed the station
01 SEP 1953 - Station transfer to Canada

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1st CO: CRELE James Koonce 16 JUN 1943 – 13 AUG 1943
2nd CO: ENS Robert H. Beaudreau 13 AUG 1943 – 2 JUN 1944
3rd CO: ENS W.E. Wadell 2 JUN 1944 -
CO: CRELE George R Homan 1947 – 15 OCT 1948
CO: LTJG Robert D Parkhust 15 OCT 1948 – 12 JUL 1949
CO: LTJG Bernard B Wood 12 JUL 1949 – 24 JUL 1950
CO: ENS Robert A. Duin 24 JUL 1950 - JUL 1951

Documents:

02 NOV 1944 - Request for Fuel - pdf
15 OCT 1948 - Ltr of Relief - pdf
12 JUL 1949 - Ltr of Relief - pdf
27 FEB 1950 - Secure transmissions msg - pdf
17 JUN 1950 - Station Quarters per diem Allowance; Request for - pdf
24 JUL 1950 - Ltr of Relief - pdf
06 SEP 1950 - Proj 51-20 - Budget Request for Wood Building Two Stall Garage - pdf
27 FEB 1951 - High Power expansion - addition land - pdf
14 MAR 1951 - Msg for High Power Equipment Drawing, Request - pdf
16 MAR 1951 - Proj 51-60 - Budget Request to Erect Ops, Power and Boiler buildings - pdf
23 APR 1951 - Proj 51-50 Request for funding - pdf

Pictures:

BonaVista Google Earth

Loran Station Bona Vista circa 1949