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LORAN STATION LAMPEDUSA
35 31 20.880 N 12 31 29.960 E (Mercury 1960)

Pictures:

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:

 

Construction Date

FALL 1974 – Station buildings completed.

Constructed by:

 

Established:

AUG 1972

Disestablished:

JAN 1995

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

MedSea/MEDITERRANEAN

Station Letter designation:

“X” 

Station code name:

 

Station Unit Number:

 

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

SL9-X, AUG 1972

Operational date:

SL9-X, 28 AUG 1972
7990-X, 25 FEB 1975

Operations Ceased:

312400Z DEC 94

Station Operation:

Single SLAVE/SECONDARY – X’RAY

Station pair:

SL-9-X, Simeri Crichi (M), Kargabarun (Y), Estartit (Z)
7990-X,  Simeri Crichi (M), Kargabarun (Y), Estartit (Z)

Loran Rate:

SL9-X, 7990-X

On-Air:

SL9-X, Aug 1972
7990-X, 25 FEB 1975

Off-Air

SL9-X, 25 FEB 1975 – Change of rate
7990-X, 312400Z DEC 94

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

Aug 1972 - ATLAS- AN/FPN-44 with the 46 timer, 325Kw
18 FEB 1976 – LRE installed

Antenna Type: 625ft – Stainless Inc, Model 1100, 1972

Personnel Allowance:

 

Miscellaneous:

AUG 1972 Joined the MEDSEA Chain after the station at Wadi Mitrathin, Libya was disestablished in MAY 1970.
15 APR 1986 – Libya SCUD missile attack

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LTJG Ketchen 1972 - 1973
CO: LTJG Greene 1973 - 1974
CO: LTJG Tony Mink 1974 - 1975
CO: LTJG Milton Dillon 1975 - 1976
CO: LT Laird Hail 1976 - 1977
CO: LT Robert E Young 1977 – 4 AUG 1978
CO: LT Daniel J O’Shea 4 AUG 1978 – 6 JUL 1979

CO: LTJG Kay Hartzell 6 JUL 1979 - 1980
CO: LTJG Dan Opedal 1982 - 1983
CO: LTJG David Mogan 1984 – JUN 1985
CO: LTJG Ernest Del Bueno JUN 1985 – JUN 1986
CO: LT Robert Edrington JUN 1986 – JUN 1987

CO: LT David Conklin 1987 - 1988

CO: LT Kenneth Armstrong 1988 - 1989
CO: LTJG Greg Cruthis 1989 – JUL 1990
CO: LTJG Michael McKenna JUL 1990 – JUL 991
CO: LTJG Guy Snyder JUL 1991 – 1992
CO: LTJG Dominic Catalano 1992 – 1993
Last CO: LTJG Gregory DeLong 1993 - 1995

 

Pictures Click on image for larger picture.

Picture from google earth.


Commissioning Crew - found on Fred's Place - Robert Wilson


Gate Guard at LORSTA Lampedusa.  LORSTA Lampedusa increased security after Omar Kadafi (Lybia) fired some missiles at the nearest U.S. Military installation to his country ... the Loran Station in 1986. 

The below photos were contributed by Carl Burkhart


Hot Tower Maintenance


Hot Tower Maintenance

Thanks Carl!

The below photos were contributed by Gary Haley c./1977


1977 Christmas card cover


Most of the 1977 crew taken at the pool


Tower maintenance climb 1977


station logo lighters from 1977 & 1982

Thanks Gary!

The photos below were found on Fred's Place c./ 1973


From Tower


1973 crew


LTJG GREENE (CO), ET1 Brault; Shultzie


Vanderslice, Cyr, Brault


HM2 Cyr by sign post 1974


HM2 Cyr by station sign 1973


Freeman, Cyr, Hamiton


Brault, Cyr, Quimby


Lampedusa Truck


Franco & Giovanni


Found Fred's Place
1987 Crew

 

 

 

 

 

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