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LORAN STATION SATTAHIP
12 37 N 100 58 E
1237'10.83"N 10057'32.06"E Building Site - provided by Chris Daily
Pictures
Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 

Construction Date

16 JUN 1966 - Construction commenced

Constructed by:

 

Established:

29 AUG 1966 - Commissioned

Disestablished:

19 SEP 1975 

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Station Letter designation:

S-3, M
SH-3, M

Station code name:

 

Station Unit Number:

 

Radio Call Sign:

NPB

Station aka:

 

On-air testing date:

S-3, 8 SEP 1966

Operational date:

28 OCT 1966

Operations Ceased:

29 APR 1975

Station Operation:

Single MASTER

Station pair:

S-3, CON SON, LAMPANG
SH-3, CON SON, LAMPANG, TAN MY

Loran Rate:

S-3, SH-3

On-Air:

S-3, 280400Z OCT 1966
SH-3, 1969

Off-Air

S-3, 1969 Change of Rate
SH-3, 29 APR 1975

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

AN/FPN-44/46

Antenna Type: 625ft Trylon, Model 6000s, 1966 Apr 1975

Personnel Allowance:

 

Miscellaneous:

1967 - Station personnel in Danang to test the system accurary
1967 - Replacement of a transformer in one of the transmitters (only spare in the world was in Sattahip warehouse)

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Albert E. Kuafmann AUG 1966 - MAY 1967
2nd CO: LTJG Peter M Berstein MAY 1967 - MAY 1968
3rd CO: LTJG D A Anderson MAY 1968 - 1969

4th CO: LT Dave Carter 1969 - 1970
5th CO: LT John Neu 1970 - 1971
6th CO:
LT Augie Parker 1971 - 1972
7th CO: LT John Malsom 1972 - 1973
8th CO: LTJG Edson J. Reeves 1973 - 1974
last CO: LT Garvin 1974 - 1975
 

Memory Lane:

LORAN Stations built in Vietnam and Thailand 1966 by Chris Dailey - (pdf) 09 APR 2010
Update - LORAN Stations built in Vietnam and Thailand by Chris Dailey (pdf) 22 APR 2012

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  Old   New

Pictures

The photos below were contributed by Chris Dailey c./1966


ET's Left to right: Sagare, Morse, Perkins, Gass, Bishop, Dailey, Corcoran, Monson, Lt Kaufmann


1966 Crew
Nealing left to right. Brueche, Irish, Sarage, Gass, Lee, Thompson, Finchum, Kaufmann, Ryan, Monson
Back row left to right. Cassidy, Clark, Greenwald, Haskett, Morse in front of Evans, Bishop, Wilson, Perkins, Webb, Corcoran, Lee, Dailey, Masterson, Riley


Commissioning of LORAN Station SATTAHIP


Sam Sonsoon


Chris Dailey


Travis Perkins on Chiefs Bike


Travis Perkins in timer room


Barracks to left and Galley/Day room


Transmitter Building c./1966


From the top of the tower
 


Part way up the tower


Lt Kaufmann, ETC Cochran, ENC Arthur Lee.
Crew got Lt and Chief Lee two rolls of TP each.
 ETC Cochran got a Rat Trap.


Pon and her Husband, Santa, Lik, Sam Sonsoon and Gin


Gin opening her present


Pon and Gin with Christmas presents


Local sales guy in Sattahip with a Mongoose and Cobra act. He was selling yellow tablets that would cure just about anything.


Loran C school building in Gorton, Connecticut. Most of us dropped by in the Spring of 1966 for 8 weeks of training


ET Dailey and 2.5T International with right hand steering. We had three Internationals with right hand drive (2.5T, Travelall, and Crew Cab Pickup) and one 1.5T Dodge with left hand drive.


From the top of the tower looking at USAF U-Tapao Base B52's and KC135's operated from this installation

THANKS CHRIS!

Found on Fred's Place
Contributed by Larry Sheran


Station 1968 Christmas Card


Crew of 1968 Christmas

The below photo was contributed by Rod Christian

Thanks Rod!

1968 Crew for Admiral Inspection
Contributed by Bill Gerak

Thanks Bill!

 

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