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LORAN STATION HOBE SOUND

27 04 41.098 N 80 07 14.574 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

Construction Date

Constructed by: CONSTRUCTION DET “B”

Established: JAN 1945

Disestablished: JUL 1962

Operated by: USCG

Chain: US SOUTHEAST COAST

Station Letter designation: 1H2, “G”

Station code name:

Station Unit Number: 362

Station nickname:

On-air testing date: 1H2, 17 JAN 1945

Operational date: 15 MAY 1945 

Operations Ceased: 021400Z JUL 1962

Station Operation: Single SLAVE (SS)

Station pair: 1H2, 1H7 – FOLLY ISLAND

Loran Rate: 1H2, 1H7

On-Air: 1H2, 15 MAY 1945
1H7, 1949

Off-Air 1H2, 1949
1H7, 1962

Monitor Rate:

Equipment: 1950 – EQUIPMENT UPGRADED to HIGH POWER

Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 – ETC, ET1, ET2, 3 ET3, CS1, EN2, 3 SN
1 JAN 1954 – ETC, ET1, 2 ET2

Miscellaneous: Jan 1949 – Station rebuilt with permanent buildings.
27 AUG 1949 – Station off air because of extensive damage destroying transmitting equipment
02 JUL 1962 - Station operations transferred to LORSTA Jupiter

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
OINC: CRT Carl L Burleigh 1945 - FEB 1946
OINC: CQM Lee S Roe FEB 1946 - AUG 1946
OINC: CRE Edmond J St. John AUG 1946 – 12 SEP 1947
OINC: CETM Alton L Cohoon 12 SEP 1947 - NOV 1947
OINC: CETM James L Glass NOV 1947 - JUN 1949
OINC: ETC(P) William H Hudson JUN 1949– 15 MAY 1951
OINC: ETC(P) Leon D Hogan 15 MAY 1951 – 18 NOV 1952
ONIC: ETC(P) Shelton H Hayman 18 NOV 1952 – 23 MAR 1953
OINC: ETC(P) Robert A Burjoice 23 MAR 1953 - ?
OINC: ETC Herbert Parkins 1957 - 1958
OINC: ETC (P) P-1 Thomas W Bagnell ? – 1 AUG 1959
OINC: ETC (P) James A Bachtell 1 AUG 1959 - 1960
OINC: ETC Daniel W Pitts 1961 - 1962

Documents:

12 SEP 1947 - CoC Ltr - pdf
13 JAN 1949 - Land lease ltr - pdf
27 AUG 1949 - Station off air msg - Hurricane damage - pdf
20 FEB 1950 - Budget Proj 50-15 upgrade to high power - pdf
24 FEB 1950 - Request msg for High Power Drawings - pdf
15 MAY 1951 - CoC Ltr - pdf
21 JUL 1951 - Land Acquisition - pdf
28 APR 1952 - Dismantling Quonset Hut PO - pdf
14 MAY 1952 - Land Acquisition - pdf
04 JUN 1952 - Land Acquisition - pdf
06 JUN 1952 - Lease - pdf
27 AUG 1952 - Sanitary Improvement - pdf
16 OCT 1952 - Small Boat Allowance -pdf
21 OCT 1952 - Barracks Construction PO - pdf
18 NOV 1952 - CoC Ltr - pdf
05 FEB 1953 - Barracks disposal - pdf
23 MAR 1953 - CoC Ltr - pdf
07 APR 1953 - 2nd endorsement to E - pdf
21 APR 1953 - AC&I Projects 07-33304 and 07-33302 Garages - pdf
24 JUL 1953 - Relocating Barracks - pdf
18 NOV 1953 - Personnel Allowance Change 36-54 - pdf
01 AUG 1959 - CoC Ltr - pdf
15 AUG 1962 - Disestablish OPORDER -pdf

Pictures

Loran Station Hobe Sound

Picture from google earth

The photos below were contributed by Dan Rebkovich

Loran Station Hobe Sound circa 1960

Loran Station Hobe Sound circa 1960

Loran Station Hobe Sound circa 1961

Loran Station Hobe Sound circa 1960

Thanks Dan!