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LORAN STATION OCEAN CAPE
59 30 38.97 N - 139 46 32.97 W (1960 Mercury Datum)

Pictures

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:

June 5 19, 1950

Construction Date

1950

Constructed by:

 

Established:

2 MAY 1951
11 FEB 1952 station commissioned

Disestablished:

JAN 1978

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

GULF OF ALASKA

Station Letter designation:

1L6, Y
1L7, Y

Station code name:

 

Station Unit/Accounting No:

1951: 17-350590

Radio Call Sign:

NMJ-19

Station aka:

 Yakutat

On-air testing date:

01 MAR 1952

Operational date:

11 MAR 1952

Operations Ceased:

31 DEC 1979

Station Operation:

Double MASTER (DM)

Station pair:

1L2, 1L6 BIORKA
1L3, 1L7 - SPRUCE CAPE

Loran Rate:

1L2, 1L3, 1L6, 1L7

On-Air:

1L2 11 MAR 1952
1L3 11 MAR 1952
1L6 MAY 1961
1L7 MAY 1961

Off-Air

1L2 MAY 1961 Change of rate
1L3 - MAY 1961 Change of rate
1L6 312400Z DEC 1979 Loran A phased out
1L7 - 312400Z DEC 1979 Loran A phased out

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

 

Transmission Antenna: 1964 - Replaced

Personnel Allowance:

Jan 1953 LTJG, ETC, ET2, 3 ET3, CS1, HM1, EN1, EN2, DC2, FN, SN
1955 1 Officer & 12 enlisted

Station Mascot: 1976 Skipper Dog; Yakutat

Miscellaneous:

1952 - The site consisted of 520 acres which the Coast Guard used via permit from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
24 MAY 1960 - Station evacuated as a precautionary measure because of unusual tidal wave activity.

1979 - The Coast Guard disestablished this site and cancelled the permit with U. S. Forest Service (USFS).

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Thomas C Pennock 1951 – 19 JUN 1952
2nd CO: LTJG/LT Wade H Carruth 19 JUN 1952 – 28 MAY 1953
3rd CO: LTJG James S. Gracey 28 MAY 1953 – 22 MAY 1954
4th CO: LTJG Richard M Thomas 22 MAY 1954 – 17 MAY 1955
5th CO: LTJG Frank L Ryman 17 MAY1955 – 27 MAY 1957
6th CO: LTJG James R Sullivan 27 MAY 1957 – 26 MAY 1958
7th CO: LTJG Francis D Forbes 26 MAY 1958 – 10 MAY 1959
8th CO: LTJG Frank L Ryman 10 MAY 1959 – 22 MAY 1961
9th CO: LTJG John C Ikens 22 MAY 1961 – 1 JUN 1962
10th CO: LTJG Robert M Wood 1 JUN 1962 – 25 MAY 1963
11th CO: LTJG David H Freese 25 MAY 1963 – 29 APR 1964
12th CO: LTJG William A Day 29 APR 1964 – 14 MAY 1965
13th CO: LTJG Frank A Kelly 14 MAY 1965 - 1966

14th CO: LTJG  Tom McGrath 1966 – JAN 1967
15th CO: LTJG Gerald W Gelfand JAN 1967 – 1968
16th CO: LTJG Kenneth D Cheney 1968 - 1969
17th CO: LTJG John L Anderson 1969 – APR 1970
18th CO: LTJG Ira Stolzenberg APR 1970 - DEC 1970
19th CO: LTJG Douglas J Dettenrieder DEC 1970 - 28 MAR 1971
20th CO: LTJG James W Moon 28 MAR 1971 - 1972

21st CO: LTJG Barry D Benson 1972 - 01 APR 1973
22nd CO: LTJG Donald T Wetters 01 APR 1973 - 01 APR 1974
23rd CO: LTJG Philip T  Bird  01APR 1974 - APR 1975
24th CO: LTJG Thomas A FitzGerald APR 1975 - JUN 1976

25th CO: LTJG Jonathan Prince JUN 1976 – APR 1977
26th CO: LTJG James J Hanks APR 1977 - APR 1979
Last CO: LTJG David Hildebrand  APR 1979 - 1980

Fred's Place Reunion Hall:  Old  New Test

Change of Command - Letters of Relief:

29 APR 1964 - LTjg Freese/LTjg Day - pdf
14 MAY 1965 - LTjg Day/LTjg Kelly - pdf
28 MAR 1971 - LTjg Dettenrieder/LTjg Moon -pdf
01 APR 1973 - LTjg Benson/LTjg Wetters - pdf
01 APR 1974 - LTjg Wetters/LTjg Bird - pdf

Documents:

JUN 1950 - Station Site Survey YAKUTAT - pdf
161920Z JUN 50 - Site Survey Progress Report - pdf
09 JUL 1956 - Overseas Loran Station Survey - pdf
22 NOV 1958 - Motion Picture Show - pdf
26 JAN 1960 - Permission for USAF permit - pdf
27 JAN 1960 - Accommodations for USAF personnel - pdf
1961 - 1964 - Weather Boardcast Correpondence - pdf
302242Z DEC 64 - LORAN A Operating Mode - pdf
22 JAN 1965 - 1L7 Chart Recorder Discrepancies - pdf
JAN 1967 - Personnel Allowance - pdf
20 SEP 1967 - Access Road Right-of-Way - pdf
01 DEC 1967 - General Information Book - pdf
18 JAN 1968 - Invitation for Inaugural Alaska Airlines Flight - pdf
23 APR 1968 - Letter of Appreciation - pdf
JUN 1968 - CG-2899 Report - pdf
13 NOV 1968 - Volunteer Fire Department letter w/D17 approval - pdf
12 JUN 1969 - Loran A on air tardy report - pdf
09 SEP 1969 - CG-2899 comments - pdf
13 SEP 1969 - Error on 1L6 comments - pdf
29 JUN 1970 - Rates 1L6 and 1L7 inoperative - pdf
1971 - Converison to Commercial pwer correspondence - pdf
11 MAY 1972 - Station Personnel Roster - pdf
12 MAY 1972 - Critical and non-critical storages - pdf
16 MAY 1972 - Fuel order - pdf
04 OCT 1972 - District 17 Inspection Report - pdf
07 OCT 1972 - OC response to D17 Inspection Report - pdf
22 OCT 1972 - Change in Unit Personnel Allowance - pdf
30 OCT 1972 - Request for SK - pdf
17 APR 1973 - Request for additional SubHead 30 funding - pdf
1974 - Radio Beacon Installation Correespondence - pdf
1974 - Removal and disposal of refuse correspondence - pdf
18 JUN 1974 - Navigation Aids request - pdf
08 JUN 1978 - Station Personnel Roster - pdf

Pictures  Click on picture for larger image

Loran Station Ocean Cape

Picture from google earth.

The following photos provided by Ken Cochran c./1976-77

Entrance sign

Station Sign

Station Generators

Station Ham antenna in foreground

Entrance Road

Local Resident

winter

C-130

Station from a H3 c./1983

Thanks Ken!

The below station was contributed by Don Wetters c./73-74
(former CO)

Thanks Don!

 

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