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LORAN MONITOR STATION BERMUDA

32 15 53.261 N 64 52 34.270 W (WGS-72)

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:  
 
Construction Date 1957 - Mobile Unit in trailers
1962 - Permanent Building Construction
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: 28 APR 1958 - as a sub-unit of Air Station Bermuda
01 SEP 1966 - Commissioned
 
Disestablished: 15 OCT 1979
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Chain: EAST COAST
 
Station Letter designation:  
 
Station code name: CLOSE 4
 

Station Unit Number:


Mailing Address:

MAR 1958 - 05-360874
05-40460

1961 - FPO, NAVY 138
1967 - FPO, NEW YORK 09560
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Station aka:  
 
Operational date: 1958
 
Operations Ceased: 15 OCT 1979
 
Station Operation:

1958 - 1979 U.S. EAST COAST CHAIN SYSTEM AREA MONITOR

OMEGA MONITOR
1968 - 1972 (NORWAY; TRINIDAD; HAWAII; FOREST PORT, NY)
1972 - 1979 (NORWAY; TRINIDAD; HAWAII; La MOURE, ND)

Monitor Loran Rate: LORAN C: 9930 M-W; M-X; M-Y
 
Equipment:

1962 - AN/FPN-43 (modified AN/FPN-41 Timer) with Spectrum Analyzer; Pulse Analyzer; Noise and Interference Evaluator and other various circuits with an AN/URQ-14 oscillator.

1968 - OMEGA Receivers - Tracer 599 (3ea)

1969 - Cesium Beam Oscillator CAQI-5061
 

Personnel Allowance: 01 SEP 1966 - 1 CHELE - 11 enlisted
01 JAN 1967 - 1 CHELE - 10 enlisted
14 MAY 1968 - 1 CWO PAL update
 
Miscellaneous: The LMS 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 - 01 SEP 1966

Commanding Officer:
CO: CHRELE Kirk D. Rose 01 SEP 1966 - 01 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 Berumda - pdf

31 AUG 1964 - Additional Pubications Distribution; request for - pdf

1965 - Origin and History of the Air Station - pdf

1966 - 1968 Personnel Alllowance - pdf

FEB 1967 - General Information Book - pdf

JUL 1969 - General Information Book - pdf

1978 - 1979 LorMonSta Distablishment Correspondence - pdf

 

Pictures:

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

Alert Watchstander

Mobile Unit

Mobile Unit on top of hill

Another view

Watchstand station

Monitoring Equipment

Thanks Larry!

The phots below were contributed by Dee Hargett C./1961

l to r: ET3 Dee Hargett; ET2 Larry Cribb; RM3 David Murphy and ET1 Phil Crosby
Outside LORMON traileron Tudor Hill

ET3 Dee Hargett logging 15 min avgs - "From the looks of the clock I am kind of late"
Check out the modern equipment

Dee in front of the receiver, a modified CYTAC Timer

l to r: ET1 Phil Crosby; ET3 Art Marquardt; Bill Ledford (Sperry Rand engineer)

Dee in front of the Navy radar site used to control aircraft, PBY's; & P5M's
No runway, all land in the water

Thanks Dee!

1970 Christmas Card contributed by John Richie

Thanks John!

The below photos were retrieved from the U. S. Coast Guard
Historian Office c./MAY 1965

Aerial view

Communications Station

Comms Equipment
To the right is AN/URT-17


to the left - LORAN C Monitoring Equipment (AN/FPN-43)
In the background the Comms Station
to the right - The Watchstander Station

Thanks to the Historian Office Staff!
(Scott, Helen, Beth, Nora)