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LORAN STATION CAPE BLANCO

42 50 08.96 N 124 33 46.41 W (1948 Op Data Report)
42 50 08.12 N 124 33 51.16 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:
 
Construction Date
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: JUN 1945
 
Disestablished: JAN 1980 
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Chain: U.S. WEST COAST
 
Station Letter designation: 1H6, 1L0 B
 
Station code name:
 
Station Unit Number: CG UNIT 347
 
Radio Call Sign:
 
Station aka:
 
On-air testing date: 2H4 6 JUN 1945
 
Operational date: 2H4 24 JUL 1945 POINT GRENVILLE
2H3 1948 POINT ARENA
 
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1979
 
Station Operation: Double SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS)
 
Station pair: 2H3, 1H6 POINT ARENA
2H4, 1L0 POINT GRENVILLE
 
Loran Rate: 2H4, 2H3, 1L0. 1H6
 
On-Air: 2H4 24 JUL 1945 POINT GRENVILLE
2H3 1948 POINT ARENA
1L0 1970 POINT GRENVILLE
1H6 1970 POINT ARENA
 
Off-Air 2H4 1970 Change of Rate
2H3 1970 Change of Rate
1L0 312400Z DEC 1979 Loran A Phased Out
1H6 312400Z DEC 1979 Loran A Phased Out
 
Monitor Rate:
 
Equipment:
 
Antenna Type: 300ft Wind Turbine
 
Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 ETC, ET1, ET2, 4 ET3, CS1, BM1, 2 EN2, 5 SN
BM1, EN2, SN BILLET FOR LIGHTHOUSE
 
Miscellaneous: 10 JAN 1950 300 ft Transmitting Antenna destroyed by gale force winds station on emergency antenna
12 OCT 1962 Station experience greater than 200mph storm
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
OINC: ETM1c William K. Hamilton ? - 31 MAR 1947
OINC: CETM Carl V. Jackson 31 MAR 1947 - ?
OINC: BMC Marcus L McGree 1962
OINC: BMC Robert M Patrick 1964 - DEC 1966
OINC: BMC Robbins DEC 1966 - APR 1968
OINC: BMC Fred McMillin 1970 - 1972
OINC: CPO Mazza 1975 - 1976
OINC: ETC Jim Allen 1977 - 1978
Last OINC: ETCS Robert Dixon 1978 - JAN 1980
 

Documents:

31 MAR 1947 - CoC ltr - pdf
16 AUG 1948 - Project 9020 - Approval for Construction of Garage and other items - pdf
27 SEP 1948 - Operation Data Report - pdf
10 JAN 1950 - Antenna Destoryed by Gale winds msg - pdf
02 MAY 1950 - Budget Approval - Erect 300 ft tower - pdf

Pictures:

Loran Station Cape Blanco

c./1948 U.S. Coast Guard photo

Loran Station Cape Blanco circa 1969
c./1969

 

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