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LORAN STATION CAPE CHRISTIAN

70 31 09 N 68 19 00 W (1957 GIB)
70 32 N 68 18 W (1962 Loran A System List)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:
 
Summer 1952
 
Construction Date
 
Started: 1953 Completed: 1954
 
Constructed by:
 
 
 
Established:
 
1954
 
Disestablished:
 
30 JUN 1975
 
Operated by:
 
USCG
 
Chain:
 
EASTERN ARCTIC
 
Station Letter designation:
 
 
 
Station code name:
 
DOPE II 
 
Station Unit Number:
 
1954 - APO 677, NY
1961 - APO 228, NY
01-40102
Station Radio Call Sign:
 
NJZ
 
On-air testing date:
 
1954
 
Operational date:
 
08 NOV 1954
 
Operations Ceased:
 
302400Z JUN 1975
 
Station Operation:
 
Double SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS)
 
Station pair:
 
1L7, 1L0, 2S6 – CAPE ATHOLL
1L1, 2S7 - NIPISAT
 
Loran Rate:
 
1L0,1L1,1L7,2S6,2S7
 
On-Air:
 

1L1 (S), 08 NOV 1954 – NIPISAT
1L7 (S), 08 NOV 1954 – CAPE ATHOLL
1L0 (S), NOV 1956 – CAPE ATHOLL
2S6 (S), 1957 CAPE ATHOLL
2S7 (S), 1957 NIPISAT
 

Off-Air
 
1L1 (S),
1L7 (S), NOV 1956 – CAPE ATHOLL
1L0 (S),
2S6 (S), 302400 (Local) JUN 1975 – CAPE ATHOLL
2S7 (S), 302400 (Local) JUN 1975 - NIPISAT
 
Monitor Rate:
 
 
 
Equipment:
 
1954 - AN/FPN30, AN/FPA-2, T-325B, T-138A
1954 - AN/URN-5 Radio Beacon Transmitter (USAF supplied)
1957 - AN/URA-11 Radio Beacon (USCG Supplied)
1957 - TACAN installed
 
Antenna Type:
 

Transmission:
"T" wire cage

Receiving Antennas:
1954 - Vertical; Beverage; Comb
1956 - Vertical; Comb - Beverage Discontinued
1956 Winter normal reciving operations
Vertical - local signal
1L0 - Comb modified with amplifier
1L1 - Comb

Personnel Allowance:
 

1 Officer & 22 Enlisted 1953 agreement

In the early years of the station crews were relieved in August. The relieving crew wiould muster in Boston, receive Arctic clothing and instruction folow a departure to Thule AFB. The crew then would be transported via ship to the station. Half of the crew to be relieve would depart the station and the remaining crew member would indocirnate and training the new crew. Two weeks later, the remaining crew members would depart for Thule and the relief crew would be transported back to Boston, turn in their Arctic clothing and settle any remaining pay owed them and expenses. They were normally given preference to the District desired and in some case the station.

Mascot: Sam a Newfounder
Miscellaneous:
 

1952 - Established to support Operation Blue Jay
16 APR 1953 - CG Requests permission to build
1956 - a landing strip was improvised on the station beach by the crew
1972 - JCS cancelled closure in 1972

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
 
1st CO: LTJG Lawrence A. White 1954 - 1955
2nd CO: LTJG Christopher Aschilmann 1955 - 1956
3rd CO: LTJG Edwin H. Daniels AUG 1956 - AUG 1957
4th CO: LTJG John M. Wilkinson AUG 1957 - AUG 1958
5th CO: LTJG David Green AUG 1958 - 1959
6th CO: LTJG Kennard Palfrey 1959 – 1960
CO: LTJG Ian Cruikshank 1962 – JUN 1963
CO: LTJG Charles Keller JUN 1963 - JUN 1964
CO: LTJG William Protzman JUN 1964 - 1965
CO: LTJG James Kunkle 1967 - 1968
CO: LTJG Gerald T. Victor MAY 1969 – MAY 1970
CO: LTJG Richard L. McGuire MAY 1970 – JUN 1971
CO: LTJG Charles A. Huber JUN 1971 – JUN 1972
CO: LTJG Thomas Howard JUN 1972 - JUN 1973
CO: LTJG Peter Barrett JUN 1973 - 1974
Last CO: LTJG Marlon Shelton 1974 - 30 JUN 1975

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: Old - New

Awards:

The Arctic Service Medal

Any member of the U. S. Coast Guard who serves or has served at least 21 consecutive days
under competent orders

Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

Coast Guard Unit Commendation

01 SEP 1970 - 31 OCT 1970

15 JUN 1973 - 30 NOV 1973

Documents:

Documents pretaining to the chain can be found at Eastern Arctic

01 MAY 1954 - Exchange of Notes between Canada and The United States in relationshipn to construction of Cape Christian Loran Station - pdf

22 JUN 1956 - Overseas Loran Station Survey - pdf (link to photos)

05 FEB 1957 - D1 Coast Guard News Release - pdf

01 JUN 1957 - General Information Book - large pdf (The First Coast Guard District Commander, Rear Admiral Roland, signed the Letter of Promulgation which is normally done by the Aids to Navigation Branch Chief. This GIB is fantastic reading and what the crew accomplshed in one year. BZ to all 1956-57 crew members)

21 JAN 1964 - Review of Coast Guard Overseas Facilities - pdf

1962-63 Report of Sky Wave Time Delay - pdf

Pictures:

c./2009

The above pictures are from Google Earth

Retrieved from Fred's Place

 

Coast Guard Historian Office August 1956 Photos

1963 Charles Keller (CO) Christmas Party and other Photos

1963-64 CS1 Russell A McLamb Photos

Oct 1963 - Jan 1965 RCMP Mort Doyle Photos

1964 ET1 Gene Oleson Photos

Charlie Huber (CO) 1971-72 Crew and RCMP photos

Charlie Huber (CO) 1971 Christmas Photos

Charlie Huber (CO) 1971-72 General Photos

Charlie Huber (CO) 1971-72 Spaces/Rooms Photos

Al Ocasio c./1958
Contributed by his son Fred Ocasio

Thanks Fred!