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 LORAN STATION PORT CLARENCE
65 14.7N - 166 53.2W (Oct 1, 1964)

65 14 40.120N - 166 53 14.470W

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey:

9 15 APR 1961

Construction Date

May 1961 Jan 1962

Constructed by:

Raber-Kief

Established:

DEC 1961
010200Z FEB 1962 -  Station Commissioned

Disestablished:

15 JUL 2010

Operated by:

USCG

Chain:

SL-2, BERING SEA

SH-7, 5930, 9990 NORTH PACIFIC
7960 GULF OF ALASKA

Station Letter designation:

LORAN C:

SL-2, 9990 Y

SH-7, 5930, 7960 Z

Station code name:

NOVA 1

Station Unit Number:

17-350850
17-40198

Station nickname:

 

On-air testing date:

19 DEC 1961 low power

Operational date:

SL-2 - DEC 1961
7960 15 MAR 1977

Operations Ceased:

7960 08 FEB 2010
9990 - 08 FEB 2010

Station Operation:

LORAN C SLAVE/SECONDARY

Station pair:

SL-2, ATTU, SITKINAK, ST PAUL
SH-7, ATTU, SITKINAK, ST PAUL
5930, ATTU, SITKINAK, ST PAUL
9990, ATTU, KODIAK*, NARROW CAPE*, ST PAUL
7960, TOK, NARROW CAPE, SHOAL COVE

Loran Rate:

SL-2, SH-7, 5930, 7960, 9990

On-Air:

SL-2, DEC 1961

SH-7, 1969

5930, 25 FEB 1975

9990, 1 MAR 1977
7960, 15 MAR 1977

Off-Air

SL-2, 1969

SH-7, 25 FEB 1975

5930, 1 MAR 1977
7960Z 082000Z FEB 2010
9990Y 082000Z FEB 2010

Monitor Rate:

 

Equipment:

AN/FPN-41/42 W/ITT receiver, 1MW; AN/FPN-41 S/N 18

Antenna Type:

1350ft Dresser-Ideco, Model 19010, 1960
28 APR 2010 Tower fell by CG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zqj1hy9NS8

Personnel Allowance:

JUL 1963 1 LTJG, 1 RELE, 32 Enlisted

Miscellaneous:

Comm. Ceremonies 29 Jan 62
APR 1963 - received an Unit Commendation for 100% SL2-Z
1987 - Crew Quarters replaced with two story structure
28
APR 2010 Tower demolished

Commanding Officers / Officers in Charge

1st CO: LT Maynard J. Fontaine 29 JAN 1962 - 11 JUN 62
CO: LT Fredrick A Hill 11 JUN 1962 8 JUN 1963
CO: LTJG Merlin G Nygren 8 JUN 1963 30 MAY 1964
CO: LTJG Guy P Clark 30 MAY 1964 1965
CO: LTJG R. E. Shrune 1965 - 1966
CO: LTJG Thomas Nunes 1966 - 1967
CO: LTJG Thomas A Welch 1967 - 1968
CO: LTJG Thomas E Yentsch 1968 1969
CO: LTJG J. L. Phaup 1969 - 1970
CO: LTJG John A. Buzga 1970 1971
CO: LTJG Robert Pokress 1971 1972
CO: LTJG H. J. Rohrs 1972 1973
CO: LTJG S. C. Ploszai 1973 1974
CO: LTJG G. L. Frago 1974 1975
CO: LTJG H. A. Lewis 1975 1976
CO: LTJG R. S. Hartman 1976 1977
CO: LTJG R. W. Bogue 1977 1978
CO: LTJG G. S. Scheer 1978 1979
CO: LTJG J. S. Anevski 1979 1980
CO: LTJG K. G. Ross 1980 1981
CO: LTJG Chris J. Conklin 1981 1982
CO: LTJG Tamera R Rose 1982 - 1983
CO: LTJG Gary E. Felicetti 1983 1984
CO: LTJG C. A. Mebane 1984 1985
CO: LTJG S. J. Shores 1985 - 1986
CO: LTJG Kevin B Kring 1986 MAR 1987
CO: LTJG Greg A Taylor MAR 1987 - 1988
CO: LTJG Joel L Dodds 1988 1989
CO: CWO D. E. Colburn 1989 1990
CO: CWO M. J. Wing 1990 - 1991
CO: CWO Phillip Soto 1991 - 1992
CO: CWO Joseph A. Chop 1992 1993
CO: CWO C. R. Sweet 1993 1994
CO: CWO Charles A Safrit 1994 1995
CO: CWO Richard S. Greenfield 1995 1996
CO: CWO R. T. Porter 1996 1997
CO: CWO R. A. Koski 1997 1998
CO: CWO M. W. Parsons 1998 1999
CO: CWO Mike A. Marion 1999 2000
CO: CWO A. B. Davis 2000 MAY 2001
CO: CWO Emmett T. Childress MAY 2001 JUN 2002
CO: CWO Francis  A. Paula JUN 2002 - 2003
CO: CWO Robert L. Kennedy 2003 - 2004
CO: CWO Michael W Wills 2004 JUN 2005
CO: CWO Ronald G Long JUN 2005 2006
CO: CWO P. W. Esteve 2006 - 2007
CO: CWO Mark B Baker 2007 - 2008
CO: CWO Roger S Todd 2009 15 JUL 2010

 

Documents:

Birth of Port Clarence - pdf
26 OCT 1961 - Radiation Measuring Devices (pdf)
09 NOV 1961 - Port Clarence On-Air date (pdf)
09 NOV 1961 - Comdt ltr to CNO NOPAC Port Clarence On-Air Date (pdf)
09 NOV 1961 - Comdt ltr to USAF NOPAC port Clarence On-Air Date (pdf)

Pictures: Click on the picture to enlarge


Google earthlink

The below photos were contributed by Steve Glavin


Commissioning Ceremonies c./1961


Aerial View c./2004


Station at 1000ft


Port Clarence International Airport


C-130 Log Flight


Off-Loading


On-loading


Station from bay


Base of the tower
 


View of the station from the bottom of the tower


View from the tower


Another view from the tower


Tower


Timer Room


Transmitter Room


Power Plant


Tank Room


Fuel Tanks


Crew Bonefire Jul 4th, 2004

Thanks Steve!

The below photos were contributed by Bob Brown c./ 1970
couple of pieces of ivory purchased from the indigenous people

Thanks Bob!

The below photos were contributed by Thomas Snyder c./1974-75


AN/FPN-41 S/N 18 Monitor Timer

.
Snowbound - barracks window

Thanks Tom!

The below photo is of the Signal Termination contributed by CWO Roger "Steve" Todd


Termination Crew 8 FEB 2010
No order:
CWO Roger S. Todd (CO); FS1 Michael E. Chattin; HS1 Lisa R. Hooper; SK2 Brian A. Hunt; SNFS Lisa Densmore
ETC Scott R. Stender; ET1 Brock Pappe; ET2 Steven Massey; ET3 Benjamin Bailey
MKC Jason M. Rahn; MK1 Michael E. Bacher; DC1 Nathan B. Lacasse; EM1 Erick B. Keerins; MK2 Dale Schmoll; BM2 Robert Peterson;
MK3 Preston Brown; MK3 Jason Harden; SN Rebecca Fuller; FN Erik D. Masters; SN Jessica Eck

Thanks Steve and crew for a wonderful job! Well Done!

The next set of photos is the tower being demolish 3 Jun 2010

 

The end of an era!


Station patch c./1970 contributed by Bob Brown

The below were contributed by Bob Zeller c./1961


First station Patch designed by Bob


Polar Sea Club

Thanks Bob!

The below photos were contributed by Marie Francis c./1969
George Francis served 1969



Station Lighter

Thanks Marie & George!

The below photos were contributed by Rick Pugh c./1971 -72


Your are now entering No Name City
Pop. Gross - Horny


SA Pugh coastie at "No Name City"


Doc - unknown - Darwood Preventure - Mike Shultz - PJ Kleffner


PJ Kleffner


ET & EM


SA Bill Rembert


DC3 Don Beach


CO - LTJG H J Rohrs


SA Rick Pugh


 Mike Shultz & Mike Damiano


Taken at 11:00am

Thanks Rick!

 

 

 

 

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