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LORAN STATION SELLIA MARINA
38 52.3N - 16 43.1E (Oct 1, 1964)
38 52 20.610 N - 16 43 05.960 E

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Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

FEB 1958

Construction Date

25 JUL 1958 - 3 FEB 1959

Constructed by:

Italian Contractor ($417,000USD)
3 FEB 1959 Construction completed

Established:

6 FEB 1959 - Commissioned

Disestablished:

JAN 1995

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

MEDSEA

Station Letter designation:

SL-4 M
SL-1 M
7990 M

Station code name:

 Chain Code Name: TACK, DART
TACK 1, DART 1

Station Unit Number:

FPO NAVY 566

Radio Call Sign:

 NCI-2

Station aka:

SIMERI CRICHI

On-air testing date:

1 FEB 1959 - low power

Operational date:

250001Z MAR 1959

Operations Ceased:

31 DEC 1994

Station Operation:

Single MASTER

Station pair:

SL-4 - ESTARTIT(62-67), TARGABARUM, MATRATIN
SL-1 - ESTARTIT, KARGABARUM, MATRATIN(67-70), LAMPEDUSA(72-75)
7990 - ESTARTIT, KARGABARUM, LAMPEDUSA

Loran Rate:

SL-4, SL-1, 7990 

On-Air:

SL-4, 25 MAR 1959
SL-1, 1967
7990, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air

SL-4, 1967 Change of rate
SL-1, 25 FEB 1975 Rename of rate
7990, 312400Z DEC 1994

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

26 JAN 1959 - AN/FPN-38/39 Electronics Installation completed - 240Kw

Antenna Type: 625ft Stainless, Inc, Model 1100, 1959 -

Personnel Allowance:

 

Station Mascot:

1976 King Omar
1988 Bob - Akemi

Miscellaneous:

16 FEB 1960 Site Survey declassified
27 APR 1962 Site Survey Part III declassified

1977 Name changed to SELLIA MARINA - Reason for original name - due to the name of the Railroad station

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1ST CO: LCDR Alfred P Manning 1959 - NOV 1959
2nd CO: LT Volkie NOV 1959 - NOV 1960
3rd CO: LT Aristedes K Manthous NOV 1960 - NOV 1961 4th CO: LT Stan Mincks NOV 1961 -
CO: LT Pierson 1963
CO: LTJG Louis M Casale SEP 1964 - 1966 (1st 2yr tour)
CO: LTJG George Blann 1966 - 1968
CO: LTJG Junior Feters 1968
CO: LTJG Arthur R Bulter 1974 MAR 1976
CO: LTJG George Detwiler MAR 1976 MAR 1978
CO: LT Perry Campbell 1978 - 1980

CO: LT Gary Westling 1980 - 1981
CO: LT Phillip Stephanson 1981 - 1983
CO: LTJG William Bryant 1983 - JUL 1985
CO: LTJG Ernest Gilson JUL 1985 - JUL 1987

CO: LTJG Bill Erickson JUL 1987 1989
CO: LT Will Lange 1989
CO: LTJG Cary Otis 1989 -
CO: LTJG Pat Dowden 1991 - 1993
Last CO: LTJG Tom Crabbs 1993 - JAN 1995

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD  NEW

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Loran Station Sellia Marina

Picture from google earth.

The photo below was contributed by CDR Carl Burkhart (Ret)


From the top of the tower c./1972

Thanks Carl!

The photo below was contributed by Dee Hargett


Time frame unknown

Thanks Dee!

 


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