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LORAN STATION ENIWETOK

11 21 31.11 N  162 20 49.21 E (1960 Mercury Datum)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey: FEB 1949

Construction Date 24 JAN 1951 - Station construction completed
JUL 1953 - crews qtrs completed
1955 - Crews Qtrs renew
16 JUL 1962 - Storeroom and Paint Locker completed
SEP 1967 - MAR 1969 Barracks extended, air coniditioning installed in all spaces except engine room
1973 - Station rebuilt

Constructed by: 1950 - 1951 Holmes & Narver
1973 – Matsco Contractor

Established: JAN 1951

Disestablished: JAN 1978

Operated by: USCG

Chain: MARSHALL

Station Letter designation: 1H1, 1H2, “E”

Station code name:

Station Radio Call Sign: HAM: KX6CG
Station Address: Box 21, APO SF 96535
APO 187 SF 96333
Station AKA: BROWN ISLAND
ENIWETOK ATOLL

On-air testing date: 1L0 24 JAN 1951 – WAKE ISLAND
1L1 24 JAN 1951 - KWAJALEIN

Declared Operational: 1L0, 1L1 - 011300Z MAR 1951

Operations Ceased: 1H1, 1H2 - 312400Z DEC 1977

Station Operation: Dual MASTER (DM)

Station pair: 1L0, 1H1 – WAKE ISLAND
1L1, 1H2 - KWAJALEIN

Loran Rate:  1L0, 1L1, 1H1, 1H2

On-Air: 1L0 011300Z MAR 1951
1L1 011300Z MAR 1951
1H1 1970
1H2 1970

Off-Air 1L0 1970
1L1 1970
1H1 312400Z DEC 1977
1H2 312400Z DEC 1977

Monitor Rate: Remote monitoring on Japtan Island

Equipment: OCT 1950 - T-137A Transmitters
1969 - AN/FPN-30 Timers; T-325C Transmitters; AN/FPN-2 Switching Unit
Antenna:  
Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 – 1 Officer; 8 Enlisted
1956 - 1 Officer; 8 Enlisted

Station Mascot: 1960 – Bridget Bardog
1971 - Nicky

Miscellaneous: APR - MAY 1948 - SANDSTONE Atomic Test
1950's Monitor Sta on Japtan Is
APR - MAY 1951 - GREENHOUSE Atomic Test
OCT - NOV 1952 - IVY Atomic Test
01 NOV 1952 Terrmonuclear test
28 DEC 1952 Typhoon Hester - station suffer extensive damage
MAR 1953 - Hydrogen Bomb Test
13 MAY 1954 - CASTLE Atomic Test
MAY - JUL 1956 - REDWING Atomic Test
APR - AUG 1958 - HARDTACK I Atomioc Test
1967 - Station named changed
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge

1950 - 1951 LTJG Richard Hope (1st CO) (? - 2 AUG)
1951 - 1952 LTJG Clarence Pare (2 AUG - ?)
1952 - 1953
1953 - 1954 LTJG John F. Comes
1954 - 1955
1955 - 1956 LTJG Robert S. Lucas (MAY - AUG)
1956 - 1957 LTJG Lawrence Turk (AUG - ?)
1957 - 1958 LTJG Earl Clark
1958 - 1959 LTJG Bobby Hollingsworth
1959 - 1960
1960 - 1961
1961 - 1962 LTJG Joseph E. Vorbach (AUG - AUG)
1962 - 1963
1963 - 1964
1964 - 1965 LTJG Anthony B. Ford
1965 - 1966 LTJG Harold L. Bonnet
1966 - 1967
1967 - 1968
1968 - 1969 LTJG William M. Simpson
1969 - 1970 LTJG Diller J. Tucker
1970 - 1971 LTJG Ralph B. Steinfeldt
1971 - 1972 LTJG Gary Nystul
1972 - 1973 LTJG Michael D. Cooley
1973 - 1974 LTJG Smith
1974 - 1975 LTJG Craig A. Leisy (? - MAR)
1975 - 1976 LTJG Robert G. Blythe (MAR - APR)
1976 - 1977 LTJG F. J. Williams APR 1976 - 1977

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: Old - New

Awards:

Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

Documents:

Captain Richard Hope Article - 1951 Eniwetok Atomic Testing

15 MAY 1950 - T-137A Budget Request - pdf

18 JUN 1956 - Overseas Loran Station Survey - pdf

JUN 1969 - General Information Book - pdf

1970 - General Information Book - pdf (not complete)

Pictures

Eniwetok from Google Earth

Picture from Google Earth.

Loran Shack c./unk

Jack Howanski Photos early 1950's

Dennis Pack Photos c./1958

U.S. Coast Guard Official Photos c./OCT 1959

U. S. Coast Guard Official Photos c./AUG 1965