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LORAN STATION NIIHAU

Station Information

Site Survey: NOV-DEC 1943
 
Construction Date: 27 APR 1944 - SEP 1944
 
Constructed by: CG Construction Detachment "C"
Established:
Commissioned:
JUL 1944
08 NOV 1944 - turned over to D14
Decommissioned:
Disestablished:
25 OCT 1952
25 OCT 1952
 
Operated by:

USCG
Project code name:



Unit Identifier:

CG Unit 205, Navy 33

Mail address: CG LTS Niihau Island c/o: Nawiliwill Light Station, Kauai, T.H.
AKA:

Ke-Elinawili, NIIHAU
HAM Call Sign:



Personnel Allowance: 1949: 1 Officer, 16 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Station events: 19 JAN 1950: Station treat a local man after his boat sank

06 NOV 1950: Station comfort and treated four crew members after their boat sank

25 OCT 1952 Station closed

Commanding Officers: 1944 - 1945: LTJG Elmar F. Kooh (08 NOV - AUG)
1945 - 1945: LTJG Ralph Price (AUG - 3 DEC)
1945 - 1946: LTJG George W. Hardy (03 DEC - 18 JUN)
1946 - 1947: LTJG Robert F. Lutz (18 JUN - ?)
1947 - 1948:
1948 - 1949: LTJG Rober W. Smith
1949 - 1950:
1950 - 1951:
1951 - 1952: LT Grath D. Clizbe (? - 25 OCT) Decom

Station Operations

LORAN-A

21 48 16.4N - 160 14 13.5 W (MIT 1948 Vol.4/1949 OPS Data Rpt)
21 48 06.06 N - 160 14 03.07 W (WGS-84 Approx.)

Chain: HAWAIIAN
 
Station Letter designation: "Q"
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Declared Operational date: 04 NOV 1944

Operations terminated: 25 OCT 1952
 
Station Operation: Double MASTER (DM)
 
Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:

Station pair:
Loran rate:
Coding delay:
Baseline:


NIIHAU (M) - FFS (S)
1L0
N/A
Approx. 353.5 Nautical miles

NIIHAU (M) - HAWAII (S)
1L1
N/A
Approx. 261 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 2L0: 11 JUL 1944
2L1: 27 JUL 1944
 
On-Air: 2L0: 04 NOV 1944
2L1: 04 NOV 1944
Off-Air: 2L0: 25 OCT 1952
2L1: 25 OCT 1952
Monitor Rate: Cross rate monitor
 
Equipment: Model C Timer;
Radiator: 120 ft Tower

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: OLD

Documents:

17 AUG 1949 Operational Data Report - pdf photos

08 SEP 1949 Status of Occpancy of site - pdf

1949 - 1950 Correspondence for a Hospital corpsman billet - pdf

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