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LORAN STATION BODIE ISLAND

Station Information

Site Survey: 1944
 
Construction Date: Summer - DEC 1944
FEB 1947 - Galley/Mess upgraded
Constructed by: Construction DET “B” (Unit 192)

 
Established:
Commissioned:
1944


Disestablished: JAN - FEB 1950
 
Operated by:

USCG
Project code name:

 
Unit Identifier:

CG Unit 175 (Northeast Atlantic)
CG Unit 334 (Southeast U. S.)
Mail address:
 
AKA:


 
HAM Call sign:


N/A
Personnel Allowance:

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: 01 FEB 1945 - 1L0 service relocated to Bodie Island for increase Viriginia coverage.
11 APR 1945 - 1H1 U.S. Southeast coverage established
01 JAN 1950 - Operations transferred to Cape Hatteras
Commanding Officers: 1944 - 1946
1946 - 1947 LTJG Lesile A. Mears
1947 - 1948
1948 - 1949
1949 - 1950


Station Operations

LORAN-A

035 50 07.96 N - 075 33 32.53 W (Northwest Atlantic Chain)
035 49* 04.697 N - 075 34 00.128 W (Southeast U. S. Chain)

Chain: 1L0: NORTHWEST ATLANTIC
1H1: SOUTHEAST U. S.
 
Station Letter designation: "H"
 
Radio Call Sign:
 
Declared Operational date: 1L0: 010001Z FEB 1945
1H1: 11 APR 1945
Operations Ceased: 01 JAN 1950
 
Station Operation: Double SLAVE (DS)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

BODIE ISLAND (S) - NANTUCKET (M)
1L0
1000 us
Approx. 416 Nautical miles

BODIE ISLAND (S) - FOLLY ISLAND (M)
1H1
1000 us
Approx. 285 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 1L0: 18 DEC 1944
1H1: 17 JAN 1945
5L0: 081900Q FEB 1945 (10.585mc)
 
On-Air: 1L0: 010001Z FEB 1945
1H1: 11 APR 1945
 
Off-Air: 1L0: 01 JAN 1950 Operations relocated to CAPE HATTERAS
1H1: 01 JAN 1950 Operations relocated to CAPE HATTERAS

Monitor Rate:  
 
Equipment: 1944: Model C Timers; 575BC Transmitters at both sites

08 FEB 1945: Harvey Model T-108 HF transmitter and associated equipment installation completed.
 
Antenna: 1944: 120ft Vertical radiator (Standard Loran)

1945: HF Loran 3/4 cophase antenna over a standard over a standard H.F. ground mat elevated approximately 12 feet above ground
 

Documets:

1949 - 50 - Disestablish Bodie Island station - pdf

21 OCT 1949 - Inquiry of disposition of 120ft Tower - pdf

25 NOV 1949 - Inquiry of disposition of buildings - pdf

Pictures:

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(courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard c./1948)

Aerial view of the satellite station
located approximately one mile south of the main station

Julian Hoyt 1946 photo collection

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Taken from the top of the lighthouse
(this is the satellite station)

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Very busy LORAN watchstanders

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Julian Hoyt in middle others unknown

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Julian on guard duty - lighthouse in background

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"Cooling off the Monotony"
Crew quarters were on the dunes by the beach which was
frequently littered with floatsam from torpedoed ships

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First of the crew being driven to Norfolk to return to civvies

Thanks Julian!

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