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LORAN STATION AQUADILLA

Station Information

Site Survey: 4 JAN 1955
 
Construction Date 1955 – MOBILE UNIT - equipment in vans
 
Constructed by:
  
Established: 01 MAR 1955
 
Disestablished: 050000Z JUL 1959
 
Operated by: USCG
 
Station Letter designation:
  
Station code name: WALDO III
 
Station Unit Number:
 
Personnel Allowance 1955 - 1 Officer; 8 Enlisted

Miscellaneous: Station located near Ramey AFB
 
03 JUL 1959 – Station operations transferred to CAPE SAN JUAN
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1955 - 1956 LTJG Carlton E. Russell
1956 - 1957
1957 - 1958 LTJG Ernest Mayer (? - JUL)
1958 - 1959 LTJG Ira D. Thompson (JUL – AUG)
 

Station Operations

LORAN-A

18 29 15.11 N 67 09 41.84 W

Chain: WEST INDIES
BAHAMIAN
 
Radio Call Sign:
 
On-air testing date: FEB 1955
 
Operational date: 01 MAR 1955
 
Operations Ceased: 03 JUL 1959
 
Station Operation: Single MASTER (SM)
 
Station pair:
Loran Rate:
Coding Delay:
Baseline:

AQUADILLA (M) - GRTAND TURK (S)
3L2
1000us
Approx. 287 nautical miles
On-Air: 01 MAR 1955
 
Off-Air 03 JUL 1959 - Operations transferred to Cape San Juan
 
Equipment:  
 
Antenna Type:  

Awards:

Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon

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Picture:

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Emergency Loran Mobile OPerations Unit c./1955 - 1959   (Courtsey U.S. Coast Guard)

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