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LORAN STATION CATANDUANES
13 58 34.16 N 124 18 51.87 E (1960 Mercury Datum)
13 58 35.310N - 124 18 52.730E (08 NOV 1970)

Pictures:

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

9 AUG 24 SEP 1952 Including BATAN, ANGUAR, MIYAKO

Construction Date

Nov 23 1953 - Station construction completed
1955/56 Built permanent buildings fm trailers

Constructed by:

 

Established:

1953

Disestablished:

31 DEC 1977

Operated by:

1953 31 MAR 1971 USCG
1 APR 1971 - 31 DEC 1977  Philippine Coast Guard

Chain:

 

Station Letter designation:

2H3, D

Station code name:

LORAN A: ELMO 8
LORAN C: PACE II (1962 SEASIA CHAIN) 1963 CANCELLED

Station Unit Number:

1961 - FPO NAVY 961 Box 11

Station AKA:

PANAY ISLAND, ELMO 8 

On-air testing date:

1L5 - 20 JUL 1953

Operational date:

1L5 1 AUG 1953

Operations Ceased:

2H3 - 31 DEC 1977

Station Operation:

Single MASTER

Station pair:

1L5, 2H3, BATAN ISLAND

Loran Rate:

1L5, 2H3

On-Air:

1L5 1 AUG 1953
2H3 - 1 JAN 1964

Off-Air

1L5 1 JAN 1964
2H3 - 31 DEC 1977

Monitor Rate:

2H4 - 13 58 35.310N - 124 18 52.730E

Equipment:

MAR 1971 - T-137A s/n: 27 xfer from ULITHI after typhoon destroyed station; T-325 s/n: 10; IM105/U s/n: 66; SRT-21 s/n: 13 (Radio beacon); AN/FPA-2 s/n: 36; AN/FPN-30 s/n: 127 & 128; CU-815

Personnel Allowance:

 

Miscellaneous:

Typhoon Ellen 12/7-8/61 - Secured xmission 090303 DEC 1961 due to high tides tower ground by sea water

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

CO: LTJG William G Dick 1953
CO: LTJG Lowe 1954 - 1955
CO: LTJG Joseph Stech 1955 - 1956

CO: LT Walter W White MAY 1959 MAY 1959
CO: LTJG Robert J Cardinal MAY 1960 - MAY 1961
CO: LTJG Bernie Jacoben MAY 1961 - MAY 1962
CO: LTJG Larry Graham MAY 1962 - MAY 1963
CO: LTJG Charles W Craycroft MAY 1963 - JUN 1964
CO: LT Eichleberger 1966
Last CO: LTJG A. A. Minklein 1971

CO: LT James L Fear ???

Philippine Coast Guard:

CO: ENS Elevazo 1975

 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD

Documentation:

OPORDER 32-53 - Establishment of ELMO 7, 8 and 9 - (pdf)
DEC 1961 - Typhoon Ellen - (pdf)
05 FEB 1971 - 2H3 Reliability - (pdf)
25 FEB 1971 - COMPHILSEC 1st Endorsement for JAN 1971 Report - (pdf)
02 MAR 1971 - COMPHILSEC 1st Endorsement of 5 FEB 1971 - (pdf)
23 APR 1971 - Reliability of Rate 2H3 APR 1971 (pdf)

Pictures  Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Catanduanes

Picture from google earth.

Loran Station Catanduanes


c./1966


CGC BLACKHAW WLB 390 - c./1970
From the album of QM2 Hans Burkhardt
Contributed by Emilo Garcia

The below photos were contributed by Bill McCullough c./1966

Thanks Bill!

 

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