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LORAN STATION MARTHAS VINEYARD

41 20 N 70 49 W
41 20 1.71 N 70 48 42.77 W (Antenna pedestal April 2017 Google Earth Photo)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:  

Construction Date
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: 1957

Disestablished: AUG 1962

Operated by: USCG

Chain: U. S. East Coast

Station Letter designation: S0 – “Y”

Station code name: CLOSE 1

Station Unit Number:  

Radio Call Sign:  

Station aka:  

On-air testing date: 1957

Operational date: 12 AUG 1957

Operations Ceased: 021300Z JUN 1962

Station Operation: Single SLAVE “YANKEE”

Station pair: S0 - CAROLINA BEACH, JUPITER

Loran Rate: S0

On-Air: S0 – 12 AUG 1957
S0 – OCT 1958

Off-Air S0 – SEP 1958 Hurricane Helen destroyed Carolina Beach Tower
021300Z JUN 1962 – Station operations transferred to NANTUCKET

Monitor Rate:
Equipment: AN/FPN-15 (XW-1)Xtmr
LORAN "C" Test Site
Equip XFER fm Forestport – old CYTAC equipment

Antenna Type: 625ft - Wind Turbine Model 6000c – 1950’s – Aug 1962

Personnel Allowance:  

Miscellaneous:  

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
Lt Leslie Mears  1961
 

Documents:

29 MAY 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C operations - East Coast Reconfiguration
1 JUN 1962 - Disestablishment - pdf
21 SEP 1962 - Disestablishment - pdf
Nantucket assumes Slave Y of East Coast Chain and begins disestablishment of Martha's Vineyard (pdf)

Pictures

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Aerial view from Google Earth
View from Google Earth

Martha's Vineyard under construction
Martha's Vineyard unit under construction

Loran Station Martha's Vineyard
Loran Station Martha's Vineyard

Flip Book - Finding Loran Station Martha's Vineyard
How I finally found Loran Station Martha's Vineyard