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LORAN STATION LAMPEDUSA

Station Information

Site Survey: 1971 - LCDR Geoffrey T. Potter CG Liaison Officer
 
Construction Date: 1974 - Station buildings completed
1986 - Station renovated - ATLAS package dismantled
1989 - Fuel tanks replaced
 
Constructed by:
 
Established:
Commissioned:
03 JUL 1972
23 AUG 1972

Disestablished: 13 DEC 1994 - Disestablishment Ceremony
312400Z DEC 1994 - Station transferred to GOI
 
Operated by:

1972 - 1994 USCG
Station Unit Identifier: 96-40114

Mail address: 1991 - Box 125, FPO, NY 09555-0125
 
Station Project code name:

 
Personnel Allowance: 1972 - 2 Officers; 23 Enlisted
1986 - 2Officers; 23 Enlisted
1992 - 2 Officers; 15 Enlisted
1994 - 2 Officers; 13 Enlisted

Station Mascot:

Miscellaneous: AUG 1972 - Station established to replace the Matratin, Libra station

15 APR 1986 - Libra SCUD missile attack

1986 - Station established as a NATO base

25 DEC 1986 - ET2 Bonnie C. Millan received the U.S. President's Christmas call

1991 - Awarded Dining Facility of the Year from Activities Europe

312400Z DEC 1994 - All US personnel departed the station

Commanding Officers: 1972 - 1973 LTJG Harold G. Ketchen (03 JUL - ?)
1973 - 1974
1974 - 1975 LTJG Anthony Mink
1975 - 1976 LTJG Milton S. Dillon
1976 - 1977 LTJG Laird H. Hail
1977 - 1978 LTJG Robert E. Young (? - 4 AUG)
1978 - 1979 LTJG Daniel J. O'Shea (4 AUG - 6 JUL)
1979 - 1980 LTJG Kay L. Hartzell (6 JUL - ?)
1980 - 1981
1981 - 1982 LTJG Wayne S. Harral (? - JUL)
1982 - 1983 LT Donald R. Opedal (JUL - JUL)
1983 - 1984 LT James B. Pennewell (JUL - JUN)
1984 - 1985 LT David M. Mogan (JUN - JUN)
1985 - 1986 LT Ernest L. Del Bueno (JUN - JUN)
1986 - 1987 LT Robert B. Elrington (JUN - JUN)
1987 - 1988 LT David A. Conklin (JUN - ?)
1988 - 1989 LT Kenneth R. Armstrong
1989 - 1990 LTJG Gregory A. Cruthis (? - JUL)
1990 - 1991 LTJG Michael P. McKenna (JUL - 01 JUL)
1991 - 1992 LTJG Guy L. Snyder (01 JUL - ?)
1992 - 1993 LTJG Dominic Catalano
1993 - 1994 LTJG Gregory N. DeLong (? - 31 DEC 1994)

 

Station Operations

LORAN-C

35 31 20.787 N - 12 31 29.245 E (WGS-72 Datum)
035 31 20.912 N - 012 31 30.799 E (WGS-84 Datum)

Chain: MEDITERRANEAN SEA
 
Radio Call Sign:
Ham Radio:

 
Loran Rate & Function:
Baseline:

SL-9; 7990 - (X)
Approx. 284 Nautical miles
Operational date:
Declared Operational:


28 AUG 1972
Operations Ceased:

312400Z DEC 1994
Station Operation:

1972 - 1994 - Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
On-air testing date: AUG 1972
 
Rate/Date On-Air/Function: SL-9 (X) 28 AUG 1972
7990 (X) 25 FEB 1975
 
Off-Air/Chain Rate/Function:

SL-9 (X) 25 FEB 1975 Changed Identification of GRI
7990 (X) 312400Z DEC 1994 U.S.C.G. Termination of service
Equipment: AUG 1972 - ATLS Package AN/FPN-44/46
18 FEB 1976 - LRE AN/FPN-54 Timers sn: 133 & 137; AN/FPN-60 sn: 45
1986 - AN/FPN-44 sn: 15 & 16

Antenna Type: 625ft TLM; Stainless Inc. Model 1100, 1972 - ?
 

Fred's Place Reunion Hall: OLD NEW

Awards:

Coast Guard Unit Commendation

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03 JUL 1972 - 23 AUG 1972
23 MAR 1986 - 21 APR 1986*

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

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01 SEP 1979 - 30 SEP 1980
01 JUL 1986 - 15 FEB 1988*

*DENOTES OPERATIONAL DISTINGUISHING DEVICE IS AUTHORIZED

Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

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Documents:

04-05 OCT 1971 - Land agreement correspondence- pdf

24 AUG 1972 - Article for submission to Commandant Bulletin - pdf

1986 Libra SCUD missile attack information - pdf

25 JUL 1986 - Road repair - pdf

NOV 1993 - Board of Survey - pdf

03 NOV 1994 - OFCO 003-95 - pdf

28 DEC 1993 - Officer rotation - pdf

06 DEC 1994 - Turnover document - pdf

31 DEC 1994 - Report of Disestablishment - pdf

Pictures:

Carl Burkhart Tower photo collection

Fred's Place retrieved 1972 - 1986 photo collection

Gary Haley 1977 photo collection