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LORAN STATION CAPE BLANCO

42 50 08.96 N 124 33 46.41 W (1948 Op Data Report)
42 50 08.12 N 124 33 51.16 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:


Construction Date


Constructed by:

Contact T13cg-1418 to John Helstrom


Established: JUN 1945

Disestablished: 311600 (Local) DEC 1979 

Operated by: USCG

Chain: U.S. WEST COAST

Station Letter designation: 1H6, 1L0 – “B”

Station code name:


Station Unit Number: CG UNIT 467

Radio Call Sign:


Station aka:


On-air testing date: 2H4 – 6 JUN 1945

Operational date: 2H4 – 24 JUL 1945 – POINT GRENVILLE
2H3 – 1948 – POINT ARENA

Operations Ceased: 312400Z DEC 1979

Station Operation: Double SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS)

Station pair: 2H3, 1H6 – POINT ARENA
2H4, 1L0 – POINT GRENVILLE

Loran Rate: 2H4, 2H3, 1L0. 1H6

On-Air: 2H4 – 24 JUL 1945 – POINT GRENVILLE
2H3 – 1948 – POINT ARENA
1L0 – 1970 – POINT GRENVILLE
1H6 – 1970 – POINT ARENA

Off-Air 2H4 – 1970 – Change of Rate
2H3 – 1970 – Change of Rate
1L0 – 312400Z DEC 1979 – Loran A Phased Out
1H6 – 312400Z DEC 1979 – Loran A Phased Out

Monitor Rate:


Equipment: 1945 - TDP-1 Transmitters
1952 - UE-1 Timers, T-137 Transmitters/T-138 Amplifiers - UM Switch Unit Amplifier Combo
? - AN/FPN-30 Timers, T-325C Transmitters
Antenna Type: 300ft – Wind Turbine

Personnel Allowance: JAN 1953 – ETC, ET1, ET2, 4 ET3, CS1, BM1, 2 EN2, 5 SN
BM1, EN2, SN BILLET FOR LIGHTHOUSE

Miscellaneous: 10 JAN 1950 – 300 ft Transmitting Antenna destroyed by gale force winds – station on emergency antenna
12 OCT 1962 – Station experience greater than 200mph storm

Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge

1945 - 1946
1946 - 1947 ETM1c William K. Hamilton (? - 31 MAR)
1947 - 1948 CETM Carl V. Jackson (31 MAR - ?)
1948 - 1949
1949 - 1950
1950 - 1951
1951 - 1953
1953 - 1955 ETC Gustav R. Froehlich (APR - AUG)
1955 - 1957
1957 - 1959
1959 - 1961
1961 - 1963 BMC Marcus L. McGree
1963 - 1964
1964 - 1966 BMC Robert M. Patrick (? - DEC)
1966 - 1968 BMC Robbins (DEC - APR)
1968 - 1970
1970 - 1973 BMC Willie J McMillin
1973 - 1975 BMC Lossee Wheeler
1975 - 1976 CPO Mazza
1976 - 1977
1977 - 1978 ETC James Allen
1978 - 1980 ETCS Robert Dixon (? - JAN)

Documents:

31 MAR 1947 - CoC ltr - pdf
16 AUG 1948 - Project 9020 - Approval for Construction of Garage and other items - pdf
27 SEP 1948 - Operation Data Report - pdf
10 JAN 1950 - Antenna Destoryed by Gale winds msg - pdf
02 MAY 1950 - Budget Approval - Erect 300 ft tower - pdf

Pictures:

Loran Station Cape Blanco

Cape Blanco circa1948

c./1948 U.S. Coast Guard photo

Loran Station Cape Blanco circa 1969
c./1969