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LORAN STATION ST PAUL
LORAN A
57 09 40 N 170 24 41.5 W (MIT 1948)

LORAN C
57 09.2N - 170 15.0W (Oct 1, 1964)
57 09 09.880 N 170 14 59.810 W (WGS-72)

57 09 12.350 N 170 15 06.245 W (WGS-84)
LORAN C Monitor
57 14 24.0 N 170 06 30.0 W (WGS-72)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

LORAN A: SEP 1943

LORAN C: JUL – SEP 1959

Construction Date

LORAN A: MAY –AUG 1943

Constructed by:

LORAN A: CONSTRUCTION DET “A”

LORAN C: Raber-Kief & Constructors $1.798,000 15 MAR 1960

Established:

LORAN A:
01 SEP 1943 Station Commissioned

LORAN C:
162145Z NOV 1960  Station Commissioned

Disestablished:

LORAN A: MAR 1950

LORAN C: JUN 2010

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

LORAN A: BERING SEA

LORAN C:
BERING SEA 1960 – 1969
NORTH PACIFIC 1969 - 08 FEB 2010

Station Letter designation:

LORAN A: “P”

Station code name:

LORAN A: PETER

LORAN C: DOOR 2

Radio  Call Sign:
Ham:


KL7DNE

Station Unit Number/OPFAC:

LORAN A: 60 - NAVY: 83

LORAN C:
1960 – 17-350682
17-40196

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

LORAN A: SEP 1943

LORAN C: 8 DEC 1960

Declare Operational date:

LORAN A: 10 JUL 1944*
*Ten-hour service was instituted 18 October, 1943; 16-hour service on 10 November; 22-hour service on 1 January, 1944; and 24-hour service on 10 July, 1944.

LORAN C:
011000Z JUL 1961 -
Chain declared OPS

Operations Ceased:

LORAN A:
1L0 – 012100Z FEB 1950
1L1 – OCT 1946

LORAN C:
9990 - 08 FEB 2010

Station Operation:

LORAN A: Double MASTER

LORAN C: MASTER

Station pair:

LORAN A:
1L0 – UNMAK
1L1 – ST MATTHEW

LORAN C:
S6,     ATTU, SITKINAK
SL-2, ATTU, PORT CLARENCE, SITKINAK
SH-7, ATTU, PORT CLARENCE, SITKINAK
5930, ATTU, PORT CLARENCE, SITKINAK
9990, ATTU, KODIAK*, NARROW CAPE*, PORT CLARENCE

Loran Rate:

LORAN A: 1L0, 1L1

LORAN C:
S6, SL-2, SH-7, 5930, 9990

On-Air:

LORAN A:
1L0, 1L1 - SEP 1943

LORAN C:
S6 - 011000Z JUL 1961
SL2 – 15 DEC 1961 Port Clarence on-air
SH-7 – 1969
5930 – 25 FEB 1975
9990 – 1 MAR 1977

Off-Air

LORAN A;
1L1 – OCT 1946
1L0 - 012100Z FEB 1950

LORAN C:
S6 - 15 DEC 1961
SL2 – 1969
SH-7 – 25 FEB 1975
5930 – 1 MAR 1977
9990M - 082000Z FEB 2010 -
TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS

Monitor Rate:

LORAN C:
NORTH PACIFIC CHAIN

Equipment:

LORAN C:
1960 - AN/FPN-41 & AN/FPN-42 Serial numbers 5 and 6, 625ft Twr, 300Kw

1994 - AN/FPN-54, AN/FPN-60, AN/FPN-44A

Antenna Type:

LORAN C:
625ft TLM – Stainless Inc, Model 1300, 1960 - 2010

Personnel Allowance:

JUL 1963 – 1 LTJG, 1RELE, 23 Enlisted

Mascot 2001 - Calli, Zema 4 (cats)

Miscellaneous:

LORAN A:
28 JAN 1943 CG directed to established a Loran Station
One year rotation established in 1943.
LORAN C:
APR 1963
- received an Unit Commendation for 100% SL2-Z (Port Clarence)
1966/67 CG Aircrew member died as a result of an aircraft crash
DEC 1967 - crew member charge with rape - 1968 crew restricted to two beers
APR 1971 - Station provided assistance to the Russian Factory Ship "SUKHONA" to evacuate an injured crew crewmember.
8 NOV 1979 Crew rescued a Japanese fishing crew.

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

LORAN A:
1st CO: ENS Albert J Preston 01 SEP 1943 – 2 JUN 1944
2nd CO: ENS/LTJG David T Haislip 2 JUN 1944 – 15 SEP1945

3rd CO: LTJG Warren
S Weibust 15 SEP1945 –
CO: LT Fred Baines 1945 - DEC 1946
CO: LTJG John M Austin DEC 1946 - JUN 1947

CO: LT Fred Bookout JUN 1947- 1948
CO: LTJG George D Winstein 1948 – 1949
Last CO: LT Muth 1949 – MAR 1950

LORAN C:
1st CO: LT Robert E Gardner MAR 1960 – 17 APR 1961
2nd CO: LTJG Frank W Kattein 17 APR 1961 – 2 APR 1962
3rd CO: LTJG Gerald H McMannus 2 APR 1962 – 1 APR 1963
4th CO: LT Daniel F Bobeck 1 APR 1963 – 2 APR 1964
5th CO: LT James M Seabrook 2 APR 1964 - 1965
CO: LTJG James Perrozzo 1973 - 1974
CO: LTJG William E Hensley 1974 - 1975
CO: LTJG Anderson 1975 - 1976
CO: LTJG William Thraull 1976 - 1977
CO: LTJG Michael Hay 1977 – MAR 1978
CO: LTJG James H Jones  MAR 1978 - 1981
CO: LTJG K E Gates 1981 - 1982
CO: LTJG Austin Callwood 1982 - 1983
CO: LTJG Melissa A Wall  1983 - 1984
CO: LTJG F M Gregg 1984 - 1985
CO: LTJG S W Roberts 1985 - 1986
CO: LTJG Gordon K Weeks 1986 - 1987
CO: LTJG P G Basil 1987 - 1988
CO: LTJG Karl Gabrielsen 1988 - 1989
CO: CWO Mattrew E James 1989 - JUL 1990
CO: CWO Jack E Oliver JUL 1990 – JUL 1991
CO: CWO Steven Senisch JUL 1991 - 1992
CO: CWO M C Hickman 1992 - 1993
CO: CWO J P Swidrak 1993 - 1994
CO: CWO R E Kelley 1994 - 1995
CO: CWO R A Kaufman 1995 - 1996
CO: CWO Charles W Knight 1996 - 1997
CO: CWO R N Aubuchon 1997 - 1998
CO: CWO M L Osborn 1998 - JUL 1999
CO: CWO Mark S Howard JUL 1999 - JUL 2000
CO: CWO Bonnie McMillan JUL 2000 – JUL 2001
CO: CWO Timothy A Harris JUL 2001 - 2001(Killed on Active Duty)
http://juneauempire.com/stories/072601/sta_coastguard.shtml
CO: CWO M S Toney 2001 - 2002
CO: CWO Amilcar Rodriguez 2002 - 2003
CO: CWO Patrick J Calpin 2003 - JUN 2004
CO: CWO Bradley S Lantz  JUN 2004 – 30 JUN 2005
CO: CWO James R Thompson 30 JUN 2005 – JUN 2006
CO: CWO Colman M Polvado JUN 2006 – JUN 2007
CO: CWO Chuck Thompson JUN 2007 – JUN 2008
CO: CWO Steven Pfister JUN 2008 - JUN 2009
Last CO: CWO David Carraway JUN 2009 - JUN 2010

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  OLD  NEW

WALTERS, Robert S., Hospital Corpsman First Class, USCG
Date of Action:  08-09 November 1979
Date of Award:  27 March 1980
Petty Officer WALTERS is cited for heroism on the night and early morning of 8 and 9 November 1979 when he assisted in the rescue of the crew of the Japanese Fishing Vessel RYUYO MARU No. 2 which had gone aground on Tolstoi Point, St. Paul Island, Alaska.  Upon notification of the grounding, Petty Officer WALTERS, a member of the crew of Coast Guard Loran Station St. Paul, volunteered to accompany the acting commanding officer and another crewman in the rescue attempt.  The three men proceeded to a cliff approximately 150-feet above the vessel.  Despite winds in excess of 40-knots, harsh breakers produced by 20-foot seas, darkness, and the presence of nauseating diesel fuel fumes and fuel and salt spray, the three men climbed down to the rocky beach and carefully made their way through the slippery rocks and breaking seas almost a mile down the beach to the stricken vessel.  Upon arrival the men secured 3 lines from the vessel to huge boulders and began rescue operations by means of Boatswain's chairs.  Several hours later, after Petty Officer WALTERS and a Public Health Service Physician who had arrived on the beach had made a futile search for an alternative route to safety, all 81 members of the crew were safely on the beach.  The survivors were then taken in groups back along the beach and up onto the cliff.  Petty Officer WALTERS demonstrated remarkable initiative, exceptional fortitude and daring in spite of imminent personal danger in this rescue.  His unselfish actions, courage and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

WASSELL, Edward H., Jr., Chief Warrant Officer, USCG
Date of Action:  08-09 November 1979
Date of Award:  27 March 1980

Chief Warrant Officer WASSELL is cited for heroism on the night and early morning of 8 and 9 November 1979 when he assisted in the rescue of the crew of the Japanese fishing vessel RYUYO MARU No.2 which had grounded on Tolstoi Point, St. Paul Island, Alaska. Upon notification of the grounding, Chief Warrant Officer WASSELL, Acting Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Loran Station St. Paul, proceeded to a cliff approximately 150-feet above the vessel and assumed the duties of On-Scene-Commander. Despite winds in excess of 40-knots, harsh breakers produced by 20-foot seas, darkness, and the presence of nauseating diesel fuel fumes and fuel and salt spray, Chief Warrant Officer WASSELL and two other Coast Guardsmen began to seek a useable path of escape for the crew of RYUYO MARU No. 2. In this endeavor, the three men climbed down to the rocky beach and carefully made their way through the slippery rocks and breaking seas almost a mile down the beach to the stricken vessel. Upon arrival the men secured 3 lines from the vessel to huge boulders and began rescue operations by means of boatswain’s chairs. Several hours later, all 81 members of the crew were safely on the beach. Then Chief Warrant Officer WASSELL led the first group of men back along the beach and onto the cliff where vehicles were waiting to take the survivors to the Loran Station. The other two Coast Guardsmen brought the rest of the crewmen to safety along the same route. Chief Warrant Officer WASSELL demonstrated remarkable initiative, exceptional fortitude and daring in spite of imminent personal danger in this rescue. His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

WILSON, Samuel L., Jr., Chief Boatswain’s Mate, USCG (Extraordinary Heroism) 
Date of Action:  08-09 November 1979
Date of Award:  27 March 1980
Chief Petty Officer WILSON is cited for heroism on the night and early morning of 8 and 9 November 1979 when he assisted in the rescue of the crew of the Japanese fishing vessel RYUYO MARU No.2 which had grounded on Tolstoi Point, St. Paul Island, Alaska. Upon notification of the grounding, Chief Petty  Officer WILSON, a member of the crew of Coast Guard Loran Station St. Paul, volunteered to accompany  the acting commanding officer and another crewman in the rescue attempt. The three men proceeded to a cliff approximately 150-feet above the vessel. Despite winds in excess of 40-knots, harsh breakers produced by 20-foot seas, darkness, and the presence of nauseating diesel fuel fumes and fuel and salt spray, the three men began to seek a useable path of escape for the crew of RYUYO MARU No. 2. In this endeavor, the three men climbed down to the rocky beach, and with Chief Petty Officer WILSON leading the way, carefully made their way through the slippery rocks and breaking seas almost a mile down the beach to the stricken vessel. Upon arrival the men secured 3 lines from the vessel to huge boulders and began rescue operations by means of boatswain’s chairs. Several hours later, all 81 members of the crew were safely on the beach. The survivors were then taken in groups back along the beach and up onto the cliff. Chief Petty Officer WILSON was the last man to leave as he followed along to ensure that  there were no stragglers. Chief Petty Officer WILSON demonstrated remarkable initiative, exceptional fortitude, and daring in spite of imminent personal danger in this rescue. His unselfish actions, courage, and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard. 

Documents:

11 AUG 1959 - Department of Interior grants construction and operation ST. Paul Loran C Station (pdf)

Department of Interior Letter of Land Agreement (pdf)

26 OCT 1961 - Radiation Measuring Devices (pdf)

06 NOV 1963 - D17 ltr to Comdt Airstrip Control - (pdf)

Pictures Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station St Paul

Picture from google earth.

LORAN A Station

The below was contributed by Ralph Gallant c./1948 - 1949

Ralph's commentary of station life - pdf
George Chenny letter to Ralph December 1995 - pdf

St. Paul Village c./1947 pop. approx. 300

1948 St Paul Christmas
Back Row: LTJG George D. Winstein (CO), EN3 George Chenny, S1/L J. Owen
Middle Row: ET2 Jessie Gilbert, CS3 Dave Winship, HM2 Ralph Lucchesi, S1/L W. Dornisch
Front Row: EN1 Ralph Gallant & RM2 Al Charete
Robert Bradley took photo
ET2 Miller on watch

1944 Army truck wooden cab
RM2 Al Charete, FN1 Joe Mehajoh, EN1 Ralph Gallant
Long workday - had to shoved through several snow drifts to take man to doctor in village(Fish/Wildlife)

c./1948 Weather Station
2 families on station Man and wife - Man called "Blackie" in Charge

Weather Station - once a CG Station


LORAN Shack - 2 antenna Poles 110 & 115 ft
ET2 Miller, Ralph Lucchesi & Ralph replaced the blocks & hoists lines on top of the poles
ET2 Miller is shown returning from target shooting on the beach

PM2/c Ralph Lucchesi

EN2 Eugene Pender hauling fuel from village, approximately 13
,miles to CG LORAN Station

Supply of 50 gallon empty fuel drums - used to transport fuel from supply vessel to LORAN station

Fur Seal breeding ground est. 250,000

Round up for Rain Deer
Count approximately 15,000 on Islands of St. Paul, St. George and to east - only an estimate
At this date only 1500 on St. Paul - only natives allowed to hunt

Seal pet in Penders room - Aug 1948
As it grew, it became more aggressive, returned to the beach

PBY - brought in supplies from Kodiak & mail
Pilot - Jack Armstrong July 1948

1948 - PBY Kodiak Air
Left Wing - AVM2/L Graffe Right - Unknown
Left to Right: FN1 Herman, EN2 Ralph Gallant, EN2/L Eugene Pender, ET2 Miller

Thanks Ralph!

LORAN C Station

Photos were contributed by Mark Lapinskas c./Oct 1993 - Nov 1994


Station Entrance

Timing and Control

Tower

View from ground looking up

Tower Iced

Base of the tower

Mark standing in front of the AN/FPN-42 Control Panel

AN/FPN-42 Control Panel

AN/FPN-42 Power Supply Meters


Transmitter Serial Numbers Plates

C-130 providing station supplies

C-130 landing on the runway

AN/FPN-44 c./1994

Other views of the AN/FPN-44 Transmitter

AN/FPN-44 Transmitter water cooling system

Galley

Lounge


Rec Deck - note the new carpet


Reeve Aleutian Air

Thanks Mark!

The below photos were contributed by Mike Modesett c./2001


Saint Paul Summer


Saint Paul Winter


Zema 4


Calli


Calli in her box


Christmas Photo


The bar


Another shot of the bar


CAT rebuild


Another shot of the rebuild


DC Shop


DC2 Smith and FN


Another shot of Calli


Engineering Gang

CWO Toney Commanding Officer


Farewell Russ


4-wheeler rebuild


Housing


Laundry


Loran Station from tank at night


Loran Station from tank


The Loran Station


Mike and Callie


MK Shop looking to galley


MK2 Modesett at Seal station


MKC Front Entrance


MKC Shipley in Parking lot


Mike's room prior to moving in


Penn Air


Pool Table and rec room


The Post Office


The Male Head


The Tub


TV Room and Cook

Thanks Mike!

The follow located at the National Archives On-line c./2002

Station Aerial view

Airstrip

The station

Mess hall

FS1 Lisa Anthony

The below Photos were contributed by Ron Behnken c./1989-90


The Station


The station


St Paul Village


St Paul Village


Supply Plane


Derlick ship passing by


Reindeer herd passing by


Sam Bird with King Crab
Got a lot of those crabs from the crabbing fleet in exchange for a case of buds

Thanks Ron!

 

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