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LORAN STATION NANTUCKET

LORAN-A

41 14 56.19 N - 69 58 30.04 W (1H4, 3H4) (1960 Mercury Datum)
41 14 59.31 N - 69 58 20.36 W (1H3, 1H7) (1960 Mercury Datum)

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey: DEC 1942
 
Construction Date FEB - JUL 1943
1949 - Station rebuilt - new construction with modern equipment
 
Constructed by: 1943 - Construction Detachment "B"
 
Established: JUL 1943
 
Service Terminated:

312400Z DEC 1980
Chain: NORTH ATLANTIC 1943 - 1950
U.S. EAST COAST 1950 - 1980
 
Station Letter designation: 1H3; 3H4; 1L0; 1L1 - "S"
1H7; 3H5 - "N"
 
Station code name: SUGAR
 
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Station aka: SIASCONSET
 
Operational date:
Declared Operational:

01 JUL 1943
16 DEC 1943
Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1980
 
Station Operation: Double MASTER (DM)
Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
 
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NANTUCKET (M) - FENWICK (S)
1L0
209 Nautical miles

NANTUCKET (M) - BODIE ISLAND (S)
1L0


NANTUCKET (M) - BACCARO (S)
1L3; 1H3


NANTUCKET (M) - CAPE HATTERAS (S)
1H4; 3H4


NANTUCKET (S) - SANDY HOOK (M)
1H0; 1H5


NANTUCKET (M) - SANDY HOOK (S)
3H5


NANTUCKET (M) - MARSHALL POINT (S)
1H7
On air testing: 5L0 - JUL 1944 - 1945 Loran High Freq (10.585Mhz)
On-air limited service: 1L0, 012200Z JUL 1943
1L1, 012200Z JUL 1943
 
On-Air: 1L0, 10 DEC 1943 (FENWICK)
1L1, 10 DEC 1943 (BACCARO)
1L0, 010001Z FEB 1945 (BODIE IS.)
1H4, 1949 (CAPE HATTERAS)
1H3, 01 FEB 1950 (BACCARO)
1H0, 1951 (SANDY HOOK)
1H5. 1951 (SANDY HOOK)
3H4, 1968 (CAPE HATTERAS)
3H5, 1968 (SANDY HOOK)
1H7, 1971 (MARSHALL POINT)

Off-Air 1L0, 010001Z FEB 1945 - FENWICK operations shifted to BODIE IS.
1L0, 1949 - BODIE IS. operations shifted to CAPE HATTERAS
1L1, 01 FEB 1950 - Change of rate
1H0, 1951 Change of rate
1H4, 1968 Change of rate
1H5, 1968 Change of rate
3H4, 3H5, 1H3, 1H7 - 312400Z DEC 1980 Discontinued Loran-A service
 
Equipment: JUL 1943 - Model C Timer; REL-575B sn:6651; Harvey T-108 sn:17
1944 - Harvey T-108 sn:17 converted to HLF (10.585mc)
1962 - AN/FPN-30 Timer; T-325C/FPN Transmitter; AM-1700/FPN Amplifier
1975 - COLAC AN/FPN-53/FPN Timer; AN/FPN-56 Receiver, T-325C/FPN Transmitter, AM-1700/FPN Amplifier
 
Monitor 1975 - 3H5 AN/FPN-56
1975 - 3H4; 1H3; 1H7 AN/FPN-30

Antenna: 1943 - 1952 - Vertical Radiator
1944 - 1945 - co-phase antenna 10.585mc (5L0)
1948 - 1981 - 300ft Tower
1952 - 1962 - Cage "T"
1962 - 1981 - 120ft Tower

Miscellaneous: 1943 - 1945 - Served as a training, testing and operational station. Over 1500 USCG, WRCNS, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy personnel received operational training during WWII.

27 FEB 1952 - Northeaster struck New England area - 120ft vertical radiator destroyed.
 

LORAN-C

41 15.2 N - 69 58 7 W (Oct 1, 1964)
41 15 11.9 N - 69 58 39.090 W (WGS-72)
41 15 12.046 N - 69 58 38.536 W (WGS-84)

Fact Sheet:

Site Survey: OCT 1960 - Site survey report
 
Construction Date  
 
Constructed by:
 
Established: 1962
 
Disestablished: 03 AUG 2010
 
Chain: EAST COAST CHAIN 021300Z JUN 1962 - 1978
NORTHEAST COAST 1978 - 08 FEB 2010
CANADIAN EAST COAST 1980 - 03 AUG 2010
 
Station Letter designation: "Y" and "X"
 
Station code name: CLOSE 1
 
Radio Call Sign:  
 
Station aka:

SIASCONSET
Loran Rate and Function:


Baseline:
SL-0; SS-0; SS-7; 9930 (Y)
5930; 9960 (X)

9930 M-Y: Approx. 573 Nautical miles
9960 M-X: Approx. 319 Nautical miles
5930 M-X: Approx. 345 Nautical miles
Operational date:
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021300Z JUL 1962
28 AUG 1962 - EAST COAST
30 APR 1980 - CANADIAN EAST COAST

 

Operations Ceased: 08 FEB 2010 - EAST COAST 9960
03 AUG 2010 - CANADIAN EAST COAST 5930
 
Station Operation: 1962 - 1980 Single SLAVE/SECONDARY
1980 - 2010 Double SLAVE/SECONDARY
 
Rate/Function/Date On-Air: SL-0 (Y) 021300Z JUL 1962
SS-0 (Y) 1966
SS-7 (Y) 06 JAN 1969
9930 (Y) 25 FEB 1975
9960 (X) 09 SEP 1978
5930 (X) 01 FEB 1980
 
Rate/Function/Date Off-Air: SL-0 (Y) 1966 - Change of rate - Cape Race on-air
SS-0 (Y) 06 JAN 1969 Change of rate
SS-7 (Y) 25 FEB 1975 Changed Identification of GRI
9930 (Y) 09 FEB 1978 Chain reconfiguation
9960 (X) 08 FEB 2010 Termination of service
5930 (X) 03 AUG 2010 Termination of service
 
Equipment: 1962 - 1975 AN/FPN-41/42 300KW
1975 - 1986 AN/FPN-54 - AN/FPN-42 300KW
1986 - 2010 AN/FPN-65 - AN/FPN-64 400KW
 
Antenna: 1962 - 2010 625ft TLE Wind Turbine; Model 6000s
06 - 09 MAY 2013 Tower razed
Miscellaneous: JUL 1943 - AUG 2010 Longest active Loran Station
 

Station Information

Operated by: USCG
 
Personnel Allowance: 1943 - 1 Officer; 24 Enlisted
JAN 1953 - 13 Enlisted
1960 - 14 Enlisted
JUL 1962 - 2 Officers; 26 Enlisted
 
Station Unit Number: 1943 - CG Unit 10
1962 - 01-40106
 
Commanding Officers /
 Officers in Charge
LORAN-A

1943 - 1944 LTJG William P. Clark (AUG - FEB)
1944 - 1945 LTJG William J. Collis (FEB - ?)
1945 - 1946 LTJG Calvin Woolley
1946 - 1947
1947 - 1948
1948 - 1949 ETC Walter C. Hamner (? - 31 OCT)
1949 - 1950 ETC David F. Ray (31 OCT - ?)
1950 - 1952 RELE Leslie A. Mears (? - OCT)
1952 - 1954 ETC Harold L. Anderson (OCT - ?)
1954 - 1955
1955 - 1956
1956 - 1957
1957 - 1958 ETC Jack Cromwell
1958 - 1959 RELE Charles W. Price
1959 - 1960
1960 - 1961
1961 - 1962

LORAN-A/C

1962 - 1963 LT Warren J. Fredericks
1963 - 1964 LTJG Rogar T. Ostrom
1964 - 1965
1965 - 1967 LTJG Dwight W. Shores
1967 - 1970
1970 - 1973 LTJG John F. Weseman
1973 - 1975 LTJG Charles T. Winfrey
1975 - 1977 LTJG William D. Kline
1977 - 1978 LTJG William S. Vicek
1978 - 1980 LTJG Richard L. Ryan

LORAN-C

1980 - 1982 LTJG Brooke E. Winter (? - 25 JUN)
1982 - 1984 CWO Joseph S. Puntio (25 JUN - 27 APR)
1984 - 1986 CWO David F. Fronzuto (27 APR - 22 AUG)
1986 - 1987 ETC William C Dietz (22 AUG - 06 MAR)
1987 - 1990 ETC Joseph K. Jester (06 MAR - ?)
1990 - 1992
1992 - 1994
1994 - 1996
1996 - 1998
1998 - 2000
2000 - 2002
2002 - 2004 ETC John Dreger
2004 - 2008 ETC Martin Hezeltine (? - JAN)
2008 - 2010 ETC Shane J. Hyde (JAN - AUG)
 

 

Change of Command

31 OCT 1949 - ETC Hamner/ETC Ray - pdf

Awards:

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

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01 JAN 1982 - 31 DEC 1982

Documents:

MAR 1947 - Quarters for personnel correspondence - pdf

19 OCT 1949 - Request for Commanding Officer - pdf

JUN 1950 - Inspection report - pdf

22 DEC 1958 - Discontinue Daily System Checks - pdf

1966 - Welcome Aboard - pdf

11 FEB 1976 - Loran Operations with LARE; comments concerning - pdf

17 MAR 1976 - 3H4 Abnormality - pdf

01 JUL 1985 - 42 years of conitnuous Loran Service message and replies - pdf

 

 

Pictures:

1948 - 1960 U. S. Coast Photos

May 2013 Dave Fronzuto Tower razed photo collection

 

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ETC Dietz (L) and ETC Jester (R) reading of orders March 6, 1987