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LORAN MONITOR STATION BERMUDA
32 15 53.261 N 64 52 34.270 W (WGS-72)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 

Construction Date

1958 - Mobile Unit in trailers
1963 - Permanent Building Construction

Constructed by:

 

Established:

28 APR 1958 – as a sub-unit of Air Station Bermuda
1 SEP 1966 – Commissioned

Disestablished:

15 OCT 1979

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

EAST COAST
 

Station Letter designation:

 

Station code name:

CLOSE 4

Station Unit/OPFAC:

MAR 1958 – 05-360874
1961
- FPO – NAVY 138
1967 - FPO - New York, 09560
05-40460

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station aka:

 

Operational date:

1958

Operations Ceased:

15 OCT 1979

Station Operation:

1958 - LORAN C System Area Monitor
1968 - OMEGA Monitor - Norway, Trinidad, Hawaii & Forest Port

Loran Rate:

LORAN C: 9930 W, X, Y

Monitor Rate:

9930 - System Area Monitor

Equipment:

1967- AN/FPN-43 (modified 41 timer) with spectrum analyzer, pulse analyzer, noise and interference evaluator and other various circuits. Plus an AN/URQ-14 oscillator.
1968 - OMEGA receivers (3) Tracer 599
1969 - Cesium Beam Oscillator - CAQI-5061A
? - AN/FPN-46

Personnel Allowance:

 

Miscellaneous:

The LORAN Monitor Station was located adjacent to the U.S. Naval Facility on Tudor Hill just a short distance from the U.S. Naval Station.

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

Supervisor – RELE KIrk D Rose MAR 1964 – JAN 1967
CO: CWO Paul S Johnson 1969 - 1972
CO: CWO Ralph Sponar 1975 -
CO: CWO C B Hickey 1977 - 1979

Documents:

14 AUG 1963 - Report of Coast Guard Unit Aboard, Coast Guard Air Detachment Bermuda -pdf
31 AUG 1964 - Additional Publications distribution; request for - pdf
1965 - Air Station History - pdf
1966 - 1967 - Personnel Allowance Corespondence - pdf
FEB 1967 - General Information Book - pdf
JUL 1969 - General Information Book - pdf
1978 - 1979 - Disestablishment of LORMONSTA Correspondence - pdf
09 APR 1979/01 AUG 1979 - COMDT/D5 Correspondence concerning OPCO 30-79 - pdf

Pictures

The photos below were contributed by Larry Cribb c./1960-61

Alert Watchstander

Lormonsta Berumda c./1960-61

Lormonsta Berumda c./1960-61

Lormonsta Berumda c./1960-61

Lormonsta Berumda c./1960-61

Lormonsta Berumda c./1960-61

Thanks Larry!

The photos below were contributed by Dee Hargett c./1961

l-r; ET3 Dee Hargett, ET2 Larry Cribb, RM3 David Murphy, and ET1 Phil Crosby
outside LORMON trailer on Tudor Hill

ET3 Dee Hargett logging the 15min avgs – From the looks of the clock I’m kinda late –
Check the modern equipment

ET3 Dee Hargett in front of our receiver, a modified Cytac timer

l-r; ET1 Phil Crosby, ET3 Art Marquardt, and Sperry Rand engineer Bill Ledford

ET3 Dee Hargett in front of the Navy radar site used to control the Aircraft, PBY’s & P5M’s –
No runway, all landed in water

Thanks Dee!

1970 Christmas Card Contributed by John Richie

Thanks John!

 

 

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