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LORAN STATION GRAND TURK ISLAND

21 30 38.43 N 71 08 03.64 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: JAN 1955 – Temporary Site
JUL 1955 – Permanent Site

Construction Date FEB 1955 – Mobile Unit (ATLS)

Constructed by:

Established: 1955 – Mobile Unit (ATLS)
Disestablished: 101200 JUL 1959 – operations transferred to South Caicos

Operated by: USCG

Chain: WEST INDIES BAHAMIAN

Station Letter designation:
Station code name: WALDO II
AUTO 2A

Station Unit Number: NAVY Unit 104

Radio Call Sign:

Station aka:

On-air testing date: FEB 1955 – WALDO II

Operational date: 1955

Operations Ceased: 03 JUL 1959

Station Operation: Double SLAVE (DS)

Station pair: 3L2 – AQUADILLA
3L3 – SAN SALVADOR

Loran Rate: 3L2, 3L3

On-Air: 01 MAR 1955

Off-Air 03 JUL 1959

Monitor Rate:

Equipment:

Personnel Allowance: 1 LTJG, 1 ETC, 1 ET1, 3 ET3, 7 SN

Miscellaneous: FEB 1955 – JUL 1959 Mobile unit (ATLS) – never was to be a permanent station on Grand Turk because of interference from other sources.

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
CO: LTJG R D Peters 1954 – 1955
CO: LTJG R H Baetsen 1955 -1956
CO: LTJG Arthur St. John JUL 1957 - AUG 1958
CO: LTJG Victor Robillard AUG 1958 - 1959
CO: LTJG Ken Depperman 1959

Documents:

21 JUL 1955 - Site Survey - pdf

Pictures

Loran Station Grand Turk Island

Picture from google earth

Mobile Station

Grand Turk Loran Station was the same as the one in Aquadilla which is in the above photo