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Loran Station Nantucket
41 14 56.19 N 69 58 30.04 W (1H4, 3H4) (1960 Mercury Datum)
41 14 59.31 N 69 58 20.36 W (1H3, 1H7) (1960 Mercury Datum)
LORAN C: 41 15.2N - 69 58.7W (Oct 1, 1964)
LORAN C: 41 15 11.930 N 69 58 39.090 W

Pictures:

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

DEC 1942

Construction Date

FEB JUL 1943

Constructed by:

CONSTRUCTION DET B

Established:

JUL 1943

Disestablished:

LORAN A: JAN 1981
LORAN C: AUG 2010

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

LORAN A EAST COAST

LORAN C
021300Z JUN 1962 1978 EAST COAST
1978 NORTHEAST COAST
1980 CANADIAN EAST COAST

Station Letter designation:

1H3/3H4, S
1L0/L1L, S
1H7/3H5, N

Station code name:

SUGAR

Station Unit Number:

10
01-40106 Loran A/C

Station nickname/AKA:

SIASCONSET

On-air testing date:

LORAN A
1L0, 012200Z JUL 1943 - FENWICK
1L1, 012200Z JUL 1943 BACCARO
1L0, 18 DEC 1944 BODIE ISLAND

LORAN C 021300Z JUN 1962

Operational date:

LORAN A DEC 1943
LORAN C 021300Z JUN 1962

Operations Ceased:

LORAN A 312400Z DEC 1980
LORAN C:
9960 - 08 FEB 2010
5930 - 03 AUG 2010

Station Operation:

LORAN A
4 MASTER
1951 011200Q FEB 69 SLAVE/SECONDARY for SANDY HOOK

LORAN C
DUEL SLAVE/SECONDARY

Station pair/chain:

LORAN A
1L0, FENWICK BODIE ISLAND
1L1/1H3, BACCARO
1H4/3H4, CAPE HATTERAS
IH0/1H5/3H5, SANDY HOOK
1H7, MARSHALL POINT

LORAN C
SL-0-Y, CAROLINA BEACH, JUPITER
SS-0-Y, CAROLINA BEACH, CAPE RACE, DANA, JUPITER INLET
SS-7-Y, CAROLINA BEACH, CAPE RACE, DANA, JUPITER INLET, WILDWOOD T
9930-Y, CAROLINA BEACH, CAPE RACE, DANA, JUPITER INLET, MALONE, WILDWOOD
5930-X, CAPE RACE, CARIBOU, FOX HARBOR
9960-X, CAROLINA BEACH, CARIBOU, DANA, SENECA, WILDWOOD

Loran Rate:

 LORAN A - 1L0, 1L1, 1H3, 1H4, 1H5, 1H7, 3H4, 3H5

On-Air:

LORAN A
1L0,  10 DEC 1943 FENWICK
1L1,  10 DEC 1943 BACCARO
1L0,  010001Z FEB 1945 BODIE ISLAND
1H4, 1949 CAPE HATTERAS
1H3, 1 FEB 1950 BACCARO
1H0, 1951 SANDY HOOK
1H5, 1951 SANDY HOOK
3H4, 1968 CAPE HATTERAS
3H5, 1968 SANDY HOOK
1H7, 1971 MARSHALL POINT

LORAN C
SL-0-7Y 021300Z JUN 1962
SS-0-7Y 1966
SS-7-Y 06 JAN 1969
9930-Y 25 FEB 1975
9960-X 9 SEP 1978
5930-X 01 FEB 1980

Off-Air

LORAN A
1L0, 010001Z FEB 1945 FENWICK
1L0, 1949 BODIE ISLAND
1L1, 01 FEB 1950 BACCARO
1H0, 1951
1H4, 1968 CAPE HATTERAS
1H5, 1968 SANDY HOOK
3H4, 312400Z DEC 80 CAPE HATTERAS
3H5, 312400Z DEC 80 SANDY HOOK
1H3, 312400Z DEC 80 BACCARO
1H7, 312400Z DEC 80 MARSHALL POINT

LORAN C
SL-0-7Y 1966
SS-0-7Y 06 JAN 1969
SS-7-Y 25 FEB 1975
9930-Y 9 SEP 1978
9960X - 082000Z FEB 2010 -
TERMINATION U.S. LORAN C OPS
5930X 031714Z AUG 2010 TERMINATION U.S. CANADIAN EAST COAST CHAIN

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

LORAN A
1975 LORAN A COLAC AN/FPN-53 Timer installed.

LORAN C
02 JUN 1962 1975  ANFPN41/42, 300Kw
1975 - 1986  AN/FPN-54, AN/FRN-42, 300Kw

Antenna Type:

LORAN A:
300ft Wind Turbine
LORAN C:

625ft Wind Turbine, Model 6000s, 1962 - Present

Personnel Allowance:

JAN 1953 ETC, ET1, ET2, 4 ET3, CS1, EN2, DC2, 3 SN

Miscellaneous:

LORAN A
1949 Station rebuilt with new high power equipment
Feb 27, 1952 A serve winter storm (61Knot winds topped the Loran Tower.
LORAN C
281200Z AUG 1962 Chain declared operational

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

LORAN A
CO: LTJG W P Clark AUG 1943 - 1944
OINC: ETC Dave Ray 1948 -
CO: RELE Leslie A Mears ? 22 OCT 1952
OINC: ETC Harold Anderson 22 OCT 1952 -
OINC: ETC Jack Cromwell JUL 1957 - SEP 1958
OINC: RELE Charles Price SEP 1958 -

LORAN A/C
1st CO: "Red" Fredericks 1962 - 1963
CO: LT Ostrum 1963 - 1964
CO: LT Wesemen 1970 - 1973CO: LTJG CTWinfrey 1973 - 1976
CO: LTJG C T Winfrey 1973 1975
CO: LTJG William Kline 1975 1977
CO: LTJG William Vlcek 1977 - 1979
CO: LT Ryan 1979 - 1980

CO: LT Ryan 1978 - 1980
CO: LT John W Simpson  1980 - 1981

LORAN C
CO: LT Brooke Winter  1981 - 1982
CO: CWO Joseph Puntino  1982 - 1984
CO: CWO David Fronzuto  1984 - 1986
1st OINC: ETC Bill Dietz  1986 - 1987
OINC: ETC Joe Jester  1987 - 1990
OINC: ETC John Dreger 2002 2004
OINC: ETC Martin Hazetine 2004

Documentation:

22 DEC 1958 - Discontinue Daily Checks (pdf)
29 MAY 1962 - White House Brief - LORAN C Operations - East Coast Reconfiguration
Transfer of Slave Y operations Jun 1962 - (pdf)
Disestablish Loran A station - establish A/C station Sep 1962 - (pdf)

 

Pictures  - Click on image for larger view.

Picture from google earth.

The below photos were located at NARA Washington, DC
c./1960 - during LORAN C Site Survey
(U.S. Coast Guard official photos)


Station view looking NNE


View from western boundary


Loran A Generator Building


Another view of the Generator Building


Signal Building


Left: Barracks and Admin office
Right: Garage and Pump House

 

Change of Command - March 1987
CoC - ETC Bill Dietz being relieved by ETC Joe Jester Mar 1987

Tower taken down May 2013
Photos contributed by Dave Fronzuto


Nantucket May 2013


Bottom with Insulator


Mid-section


Base/Jacking section

Thanks Dave!

 

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