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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: AUG 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
MAY 1950 - new equipment building (CBS) replaced the equipment quonset hut
02 JUL 1962 - Station operations transferred to LORSTA A/C 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 01 AUG 1959 - 1960
OINC: ETC Daniel W Pitts 1961 - 1962

Change of Command Relief Letters:

12 SEP 1947 - CoC Ltr - CETM Cohoon relieved CRE St. John - pdf
15 MAY 1951 - CoC Ltr - ETC Hogan relieved ETC Hudson - pdf
18 NOV 1952 - CoC Ltr - ETC Hayman relieved ETC Hogan - pdf
23 MAR 1953 - CoC Ltr - ETC Burjoice relieved ETC Hayman - pdf
01 AUG 1959 - CoC Ltr - ETC Bachtell relieved ETC Bagnell - pdf

Documents:

1948 - 1952 - Lease/Land Aquisition Correspondence - pdf
271607Z AUG 49 - Station off air msg - Hurricane damage - pdf
10 FEB 1950 - Budget Proj 50-15 upgrade to high power - pdf
242155Z FEB 50 - Request msg for High Power Station Drawings - pdf
23 APR 1952 - Quonset Hut removal - pdf
22 AUG 1952 - Sanitary Improvement - pdf
SEP/OCT 1952 - Small Boat Allowance request - pdf
05 FEB 1953 - Barracks disposal - pdf
07 APR 1953 - 2nd endorsement for new barracks - pdf
21 APR 1953 - AC&I Projects 07-33304 and 07-33302 Garages - pdf
242120Z JUL 53 - Relocation of Barracks msg - pdf
18 NOV 1953 - Personnel Allowance Change 36-54 - pdf
15 AUG 1962 - Disestablish OPORDER Loran A Station Hobe Sound and Loran C Station Jupiter - 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 1961

Thanks Dan!

Dwight Grimes identified the building at Hobe Sound.
His brother, Leonard, was on the decomm crew and Dwight was on the Loran C Jupiter Decomm crew

Loran Station Hobe Sound circa 1960

Loran Station Hobe Sound circa 1961

Thanks Dwight!

The below photos were contributed by Jim Bachtell family c./AUG 1959 - 1962

view of station c./DEC 1959

View of station - TEE antenna in background

AN/FPN-30 Timers

Transmitters (T-325B)/Amplifiers (AM-1700)

Amplifier PA section (Tube 5060)

Jim with son in tow c./Dec 1959

Crew and families enjoying the day c./DEC 1959

Crew and families enjoying the evening c./1960

Thank you Felda!