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LORAN STATION NIIHAU
21 48 16.4 N 160 14 13.5 W (MIT 1948 & 1949 OP Data Report)

 

Pictures:

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:

NOV DEC 1943

Construction Date

27 APR 1944

Constructed by:

CONSTRUCTION DET C

Established:

JUL 1944
8 NOV 1944 Commissioned and turned over to 14th District

Disestablished:

25 OCT 1952

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

HAWAIIAN

Station Letter designation:

2L0/2L1, Q

Station code name:

 

Station Unit Number:

USCG Unit 205
Navy Unit 33

Station nickname:

Keelinawi, Niihau

On-air testing date:

2L0, 11 JUL 1944
2L1, 27 JUL 1944

Operational date:

2L0, 4 NOV 1944
2L1, 4 NOV 1944

Operations Ceased:

2L0, 1951
2L1, 25 OCT 1952

Station Operation:

Double MASTER

Station pair:

2L0, HAWAII
2L1, FRENCH FRIGATE SHOALS

Loran Rate:

2L0, 2L1

On-Air:

2L0, 4 NOV 1944
2L1, 4 NOV 1944

Off-Air

2L0, 1951
2L1, 25 OCT 1952

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

 

Personnel Allowance:

18 month tour - 12 men 11/46

Miscellaneous:

Capture Jap flier 1944-45
11-5-45 CO departed for medical treatment
OCT 1952 CG departed

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LTJG Elmar F Kooh NOV 1944 - AUG 1945
TEMP DUTY CO: LTJG Joseph A Srebalus 17 APR 1945
2nd CO: LTJG Ralph Price AUG 1945 3 DEC 1945
3rd CO: LTJG George W Hardy 3 DEC 1945 18 JUN 1946
4th CO: LTJG Robert F. Lutz 18 JUN 1946 -

CO: LTJG R. W. Smith 1949

Documents:

16 AUG 1949 - Operation Data Report - pdf
29 AUG 1949 - Memo for photos - pdf
08 SEP 1949 - Terms of lease - pdf
21 DEC 1949 - Memo for HM assignment - pdf
09 JAN 1950 - Memo HM assignment response - pdf
31 OCT 1951 - Plan to Disestablish - pdf

Pictures Click on image for larger view

Suspected location for Loran Station Niihau

Picture from google earth.

The below photos were located at NARA Washington, DC
USCG official photos c./1949


LCM approaching with supplies


Unloading Supplies


Station road to LCM landing


Station Water Tanks

 

 

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