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LORAN STATION CAPE SAN BLAS
29 40 06.60 N 85 21 28.11 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

 

Construction Date

1949

Constructed by:

U.S. Air Force

Established:

1949

Disestablished:

JAN 1981 

Operated by:

1949 - Manned by USAF
18 FEB 1955 - USCG

Chain:

GULF OF MEXICO

Station Letter designation:

3H0/3H1, A

Station code name:

 

Station Unit Number:

 

Radio Call Sign:

 

Station aka:

 

On-air testing date:

1L0 1949
1L2 - 1949

Operational date:

30 AUG 1951 AF declared Chain operational

Operations Ceased:

31 DEC 1980

Station Operation:

Double MASTER (DM)

Station pair:

1L0, 2H0, 3H0 VENICE
1L2, 2H1, 3H1 BILOXI
3H1 - GRAND ISLE

Loran Rate:

1L0, 1L2, 2H0, 2H1, 3H0, 3H1

On-Air:

1L0 1949 VENICE
1L2 1949 BILOXI
2H0 1952 VENICE
2H1 1952 BILOXI
3H0 1964 VENICE
3H1 1964 BILOXI
3H1 1968 GRAND ISLE

Off-Air

1L0 1952 Change of Rate
1L2 1952 Change of Rate
2H0 1964 Change of Rate
2H1 1964 Change of Rate
3H1 1968 Relocated BILOXI to GRAND ISLE
3H0 312400Z DEC 1980 Loran A phased out
3H1 312400Z DEC 1980 Loran A phased out

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

? 1960/1 UE-1b timers
1960/1 AN/FPN-30, AN/FPN-2, AN/FPN-3A

Personnel Allowance:

FEB 1955 12 Enlisted 1 ETC, 1 EN1, 1 ET1, 1 CS1, 1 DC2, 3 ET3, 4 SN; 4 others earmarked for Light Station 1 BM1, 1 EN2, 1 SN, 1 FN

Miscellaneous:

1949 18 FEB 1955 US Air Force operated the station
18 FEB 1955 station transferred to USCG
1975 Station evacuated because of hurricane

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

CO: Maddox 1955
CO: CWO  Perry Campbell 1970
CO: BMC Richardson 1970 -

Documents:

03 JAN 1955 - Standup Personnel Allowance - pdf

Pictures - Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Cape Blas

Picture from google earth.

The below was contributed by Ralph Rooney c./ 1954


Ralph was stationed \at the site while in the USAF.  CG took over operations on Feb 18, 1955.
Ralph maintained the engine plant

Thanks Ralph!

Photo below contributed by Ray Hale


Chow Hall c./1965-66

Thanks Ray!
 

The photos below were contributed by Michael Landa c./1971-72


LORAN Watch Station


Timers Dual Rated


Transmitter Room

Thanks Michael!

The below photo was contributed by Richard (Dick) Schmidt c,/1962

Thanks Dick!

 

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