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LORAN STATION ENIWETOK

11 21 31.11 N  162 20 49.21 E (1960 Mercury Datum)

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

Construction Date 24 JAN 1951 - Station construction completed
JUL 1953 - crews qtrs completed
1955 - Crews Qtrs renew
1962 - Storeroom and Paint Locker completed
1973 - Station rebuilt

Constructed by: 1973 – Matsco Contractor

Established: JAN 1951

Disestablished: JAN 1978

Operated by: USCG

Chain: MARSHALL

Station Letter designation: 1H1, 1H2, “E”

Station code name:

Station Radio Call Sign: HAM: KX6CG
Station Address: Box 21, APO SF 96535
APO 187 SF 96333
Station AKA: BROWN ISLAND
ENIWETOK ATOLL

On-air testing date: 1L0 24 JAN 1951 – WAKE ISLAND
1L1 24 JAN 1951 - KWAJALEIN

Operational date: 1L0, 1L1 - 011300Z MAR 1951

Operations Ceased: 1H1, 1H2 - 312400Z DEC 1977

Station Operation: Dual MASTER (DM)

Station pair: 1L0, 1H1 – WAKE ISLAND
1L1, 1H2 - KWAJALEIN

Loran Rate:  1L0, 1L1, 1H1, 1H2

On-Air: 1L0 011300Z MAR 1951
1L1 011300Z MAR 1951
1H1 1970
1H2 1970

Off-Air 1L0 1970
1L1 1970
1H1 312400Z DEC 1977
1H2 312400Z DEC 1977

Monitor Rate: Remote monitoring on Japtan Island

Equipment: OCT 1950 - T-137A Transmitters

Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 – LTJG, ETC, ET2, 4 ET3, EN1, SN

Station Mascot: 1960 – Bridget Bardog
1971 - Nicky

Miscellaneous: APR - MAY 1948 - SANDSTONE Atomic Test
1950's Monitor Sta on Japtan Is
APR - MAY 1951 - GREENHOUSE Atomic Test
OCT - NOV 1952 - IVY Atomic Test
01 NOV 1952 Terrmonuclear test
28 DEC 1952 Typhoon Hester - station suffer extensive damage
MAR 1953 - Hydrogen Bomb Test
13 MAY 1954 - CASTLE Atomic Test
MAY - JUL 1956 - REDWING Atomic Test
APR - AUG 1958 - HARDTACK I Atomioc Test
1967 - Station named changed
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
1stCO: LTJG Richard Hope 1950 - 2 AUG 1951
2nd CO: LTJG Clarence Pare 2 AUG 1951 - 1952
CO: LT Combs 1953 - 1954
CO: LTJG Robert S Lucas MAY 1955 - AUG 1956
CO: LTJG Lawrence Turk AUG 1956 - 1957
CO: LTJG Earl Clark 1957 - 1958
CO: LTJG Bobby Hollingsworth 1958 - 1959
CO: LTJG Joseph E Vorbach AUG 1961 - AUG 1962
CO: LTJG Anthony B Ford 1964 - 1965
CO: LTJG Harold L Bonnet 1965 - 1966
CO: LTJG William M Simpson 1968 - 1969
CO: LTJG Tucker 1969 - 1970
CO: LTJG Steinfeld 1970 - 1971
CO: LTJG Gary Nystal 1971 - 1972
CO: LTJG Cooley 1972 - 1973
CO: LTJG Smith 1973 - 1974
CO: LTJG Lacey 1974 - MAR 1975
CO: LTJG Robert G Blythe MAR 1975 - APR 1976
CO: LTJG F J Williams APR 1976 - 1977

Fred's Place Reunion Hall

Old - New

Documents:

Captain Richard Hope Article - 1951 Eniwetok Atomic Testing
15 MAY 1950 - T-137A Budget Request - pdf

Pictures

Eniwetok from Google Earth

Picture from Google Earth.

Loran Shack c./unk

The photos below were donated by Mr. Jack Howanski whose mother came into procession during a friend's estate settlement.  Believe the photos are from the early 1950's

USCG Loran Station Entrance Sign

4930th Headquarters

7.2 Headquarters

Eniwetok Beach

Swimmer's Tavern

Library

Duffy's Tavern Front

Duffy's Tavern Interior

Duffy's Tavern Patio

"Cattle Car" Picking up Passengers

Enlisted Mess

Enlisted Mess

Office's Mess

Consolidated Mess

Athletic Field

MATS Passengers Arrival

Chapel

Chapel

HOSPITAL

Hospital Ward

Red Cross Music Room

Post Exchange

Post Exchange Inside

Officer's Club

NCO Club

NCO Club Patio

Special Services

Special Services Game Room

Special Services Recreation Room

Special Services Shell Hunt

Company Street

Japtan Island
Loran A Monitor was located on this island

Beach at Japtan Island

LCM Unloading Picnic Party at Japtan Is

Palms at Japtan Island

Recreation Area

Recreation During Japtan Picnic

Man-Eating Sharks Caught

Wrecked Ship at Japtan Island

Thanks Jack!

The below photos were contributed by Dennis Pack c./1958

Chapel - exterior

Chapel - interior

The Club

The Club

The Club

The Club

The Mess

Officer's Club view

Japtan Rec Area

Looking toward the Lagoon

Ocean View

The PX

Interior of the PX

MATS HQ

Swimmer's Traven

Swimming Beach

Swimming Pool & Ocean

Tent City

Sea Shells

Thanks Dennis!