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Casco Cove

Station Information

Site Survey: 1959 - Barbara Point; Casco Cove
 
Construction Date 15 MAR 1960 at the abandon Naval Base utilizing the AREOLOGICAL BLDG
1991 - Generator and Transmitter buildings constructed

Constructed by: Beck & Associates Cost: $1,629,000.

Established:
Commissioned:

152255Z NOV 1961

Decommissioned:
Disestablished:
27 AUG 2010
272036Z AUG 2010 - Last of personnel departed

Operated by: USCG

Project Code name: DOOR III

Unit Identifier: 1960 - 17-350810
xxxx - 17-40191

Mail address:

1968 - LTS Attu, Attu Island, Alaska 99501
1970 - LTS Attu, FPO Seattle 98798

AKA:

 
Ham:

KL7CGB
Personnel Allowance: JUL 1963 - 1 Officer; 1 RELE; 31 Enlisted
1968 - 2 Officers; 30 Enlisted
1972 - 2 Officers; 30 Enlisted
1981 - 2 Officers; 22 Enlisted

Mascot: 1964 - Brown Dog
1965 - Clown; Brown Dog; Kelly
1987 - 1998 BMC Coco
1989 - Chelsea
1999 - Tino
2009 - Kista; Tennessee

Miscellaneous: 1962 - Airplane hanger burned down

26 JUN 1965 - HADJITSAKOS ran aground

1967 - Shemya-Attu VHF Link established

NOV 1969 - Loran-C Free Running Mode Nighttime shifted to DELTA OPS

02 JUL 1972 - ET3 in unauthorized procession of discarded ordnance suffered injuries to head and knee by an explosion of the unfired 40mm projectile in the Electronics workshop.

1977/78 - MK3 loss of life

11 JUN 1981 - Dedication and Memorial Service held for WWII action.

30 JUN 1982 - C-130 crash resulting in two deaths SN Steven D. Berryhill (assigned to Lorsta) and AT3 Brad S. Canfield (crew member).
http://www.uscg.mil/history/AviationCasualties.asp

Commanding Officers: LORAN A/C:

1960 - 1961 LT Everett G. Walters (? – 6 APR) Construction
1961 - 1962 LT David R. Markey (6 APR – 3 MAR)
1962 - 1963 LTJG John E. Irwin (3 MAR – 9 APR)
1963 - 1964 LTJG Martin J. Moynihan (9 APR – 14 APR)
1964 - 1965 LTJG Dennis C. Hilliard (14 APR - APR)
1965 - 1966 LTJG Edward K. Roe (APR - APR)
1966 - 1967 LTJG Harvey L. Wahnquist (APR - APR)
1967 - 1968 LTJG Robert G. Bates (Apr - ?)
1968 - 1969 LTJG Martin C. Hoppe
1969 - 1970 LTJG Jon J. McNutt
1970 - 1971 LTJG Michael L. Duvall
1971 - 1972 LTJG Malcom W. Gray
1972 - 1973 LTJG Robert D. Crane (? - 04 APR)
1973 - 1974 LTJG William J. Inmon (04 APR - 02 APR)
1974 - 1974 LTJG C. R. Murphy (02 APR - ?)
1974 - 1975 CWO L. W. Aaron
1975 - 1976 LTJG Alan M. Orr
1976 - 1977 LTJG Roger D. Kacmarski
1977 - 1978 LTJG James Sabo (? – MAR)
1978 - 1979 LTJG Theodore L. Mar (MAR – MAR)
1979 - 1980 LTJG William T. Davis (MAR – APR)

LORAN C:

1980 - 1981 LTJG Jeffrey K. Karonis (APR – APR)
1981 - 1982 LTJG Mark A. Kowalski (APR - MAR)
1982 - 1983 LTJG Robert J. Wilson (MAR - APR)
1983 - 1984 LTJG Christopher J. Paquette (APR - ?)
1984 - 1985 LTJG Drew A. Rambo
1985 - 1986 LTJG Steven H. White
1986 - 1987 LTJG Monique L. Foster
1987 - 1988 LTJG Kenneth K. Moore (? - 30 MAR)
1988 - 1989 LTJG Daniel S. Bobalek (30 MAR - 05 MAY)
1989 - 1990 CWO Douglas D. Heyes (05 MAY - 16 JUL)
1990 - 1991 CWO David J. Billig (16 JUL – 20 JUL)
1991 - 1992 CWO Michael Joyce (20 JUL - ?)
1992 - 1993 CWO Ernie B. Eberwein (? - 15 JUL)
1993 - 1994 CWO Elliott N. Baldwin (15 JUL - ?)
1994 - 1995 CWO Kenneth Ashby (? - 12 JUL)
1995 - 1996 CWO Patrick J. Calpin (12 JUL - 15 JUL)
1996 - 1997 CWO Michael G. Taffe (15 JUL - 09 JUL)
1997 - 1998 CWO Louis W. Frey (09 JUL - 07 JUL)
1998 - 1999 CWO David W Fowler (07 JUL - 06 JUL)
1999 - 2000 CWO Jesus Mesa (06 JUL - 05 JUL)
2000 - 2001 CWO Robert J. Manning (05 JUL - 02 JUL)
2001 - 2002 CWO Braden D.Brazier (02 JUL - 26 JUN)
2002 - 2003 CWO Steven R. Pfister (26 JUN - ?)
2003 - 2004 CWO Robert Kaufman
2004 - 2005 CWO Michael Marion (? – JUN)
2005 - 2006 CWO Mark S. Howard (JUL - 05 JUL)
2006 - 2007 CWO James W. Winboure (05 JUL - 23 JAN)
2007 - 2007 CWO Ronald G. Long (23 JAN – 12 JUN)
2007 - 2008 CWO Robert J. Coyle (12 JUN – 25 JUN)
2008 - 2009 CWO Peter E. Bower (25 JUN – 25JUN)
2009 - 2010 CWO James S. Beeson 25 JUN – 09 JUN)
2010 - 2010 CWO Jeffrey L. Rosenberg (09 JUN - 27 AUG)
 

Change of Command:

09 APR 1963 LTJG Irwin/LTJG Moynihan - pdf

14 APR 1964 LTJG Moynihan/LTJG Hillard - pdf

04 APR 1973 LTJG Crane/LTJG Inmon - pdf

02 APR 1974 LTJG Inmon/LTJG Murphy - pdf

30 MAR 1988 LTJG MOORE/LTJG Bobalek - pdf

05 MAY 1989 LTJG Bobalek/CWO Heyes - pdf

11 JUL 1993 CWO Eberwein/CWO Baldwin -pdf

12 JUL 1996 CWO Caplin/CWO Taffe - pdf

07 JUL 1997 CWO Taffe/CWO Frey -pdf

07 JUL 1998 CWO Frey/CWO Fowler - pdf

06 JUL 1999 CWO Fowler/CWO Mesa - pdf

05 JUL 2000 CWO Mesa/ CWO Manning - pdf

02 JUL 2001 CWO Manning/CWO Brazier - pdf

26 JUN 2002 CWO Brazier/CWO Pfister - pdf

05 JUL 2006 CWO Howard/CWO Winbourne - pdf

27 JUN 2007 CWO Long/CWO Coyle - pdf

25 JUN 2008 CWO Long/CWO Bower - pdf

24 JUN 2009 CWO Bower/CWO Beeson - pdf

25 JUN 2010 CWO Beeson/CWO Rosenberg - pdf

Station Operations

LORAN-A
1961 - 1979

52 49 58.82 N - 173 10 58.86 E (1960 Mercury Datum)
Google Earth: 52 49 57.73 N - 173 10 58.48 E

Chain: 1961 - 1979 Aleutian
 
Station Letter designation: "L"
 
Operational date: 10 JUL 1961
 
Operations Ceased: 302400Z JUN 1979
 
Station Operation: Single SLAVE/SECONDARY
 
Station Pair:
Loran Rate:
Coding Delay:
Baseline:

ATTU (S) - ADAK (M)
1L2
1000us
Approx. 380 Nautical miles

On-Air: 1L2 - 10 JUL 1961
 
Off-Air 1L2 - 302400Z JUN 1979 - Discontinued Loran-A Service
 
Monitor Rate: None - PTF (Primary Timing Frequency)
 
Equipment: 1961 - AN/FPN-30 Timers; T-325C Transmitters; AM-701 Amplifier - 1MW
 
Personnel Allowance: 9 Enlisted
 

LORAN-C
1961 - 2010

52 49.8 N - 173 10.9 E (Oct. 1, 1964)
52 49 45.050 N - 173 10 52.310 E (WGS-72)
52 49 44.134 N - 173 10 49.84 E (WGS-84)
Google Earth: 52 49 43.72 N - 173 10 49.84 E

Chain: 1961 - 1991 North Pacific
1991 - 2010 North Pacific & Russian-American
 
Designated Letter: S6; SL2 (Y)
SH7; 5930; 9990; 5980 (X)

Radio Call Sign:

Operational date:
Declared Operation:
01 JUL 1961 - Transmission commenced
101000Z JUL 1961 - North Pacific Chain
FEB 1991 - Russian-American (Double Rated)

Operations Ceased: 08 FEB 2010 - 9990 (X) - North Pacific Chain
01 AUG 2010 - 5980 (X) - Russian-American Chain

Station Operation: 1961 - 1993 - Single SLAVE/SECONDARY (SS)
1991 - 2010 - Double SECONDARY (DS)

Loran Rate & Function:


Baseline:


S6; SL2 (Y)
SH7; 5930; 9990; 5980 (X)

NPAC M-X/Y: Approx. 327 Nautical miles
RMC M-X: Approx. 561 Nautical miles
On-air testing date: 11 DEC 1960

Rate/Date On-Air/Function: S6 (Y) 101000Z JUL 1961
SL2 (Y) 15 DEC 1961- Port Clarence on-air
SH7 (X) 150000Z JUL 1970
5930 (X) 25 FEB 1975 - Changed Identification of GRI
9990 (X) 01 MAR 1977 - Chain Reconfiguration
5980 (X) FEB 1991 - Double Rated
 
Off-Air/Chain Rate/Function: S6 (Y) 15 DEC 1961- Port Clarence added to chain
SL2 (Y) 150000Z JUL 1970
SH7 (X) 25 FEB 1975 - Changed Identification of GRI
9990 (X) 082000Z FEB 2010 - Termination of service
5980 (X) 01 AUG 2010 - Termination of service

Equipment: 1961 - AN/FPN-41/42 s/n: 7 & 8;
1962 - Second AN/FPN-42 operational
1974 - Loran Replacement Equipment installed
20 APR 1993 - AN/FPN-44B replaced the AN/FPN-42

Antenna Type: 1960 - 625 ft TLM - Stainless Inc, Model 1300
14 AUG 2010 - Tower razed

George Sackett Reminscing - pdf

Awards:

Coast Guard Unit Commendation

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01 JAN 1985 - 31 DEC 1985

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

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25 JAN 1977 - 01 MAR 1977

10 JUL 1982 - 11 AUG 1982

01 APR 1987 - 29 FEB 1988

*20 JUL 1990 - 01 JUN 1991

*01 JAN 1995 - 31 DEC 1995

01 JUL 2000 - 01 JUL 2001

* DENOTES OPERATIONAL DISTINGUISHING DEVICE IS AUTHORIZED

Note: Seeking copies of the above awards

Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

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Documents:

1960 - 61 Support of Army Reconnaissance of Attu Island Correspondence - pdf

02 NOV 1962 Loran-A Inspection Report - pdf

1963 Navy Low Frequency Radio Range Site Correspondence - pdf

01 APR 1964 Station Roster - pdf

01 APR 1965 Station Roster - pdf

1964 - 66 U.S.Air Force Facility Establishment at the Loran Station correspondence - pdf

1965 - 67 Tide Gage Correspondence - pdf

23 APR 1965 Attu, Attu Island; request for property - pdf

04 OCT 1965 Loran-A Operations; information concerning - pdf

1966 - 67 Attu - Ochi-ishi New Loran Rate correspondence - pdf

17 MAY 1967 Loran Watchstanders; shortage - pdf

16 JUN 1967 - Shemya-Attu VHF Link Installation - pdf

10 JAN 1968 - Authority for Commanding Officer travel to Shemya AFB - pdf

01 MAR 1968 - General Information Book - pdf

1968 Electronics Technicians; shortage correspondence -pdf

26 NOV 1969 Nighttime Shift to DELTA Operations - pdf

27 FEB 1970 - SL2-Y Unusable 26 FEB 1970 - pdf

10 AUG 1971 - Army Letter of Appreciation - pdf

19 MAR 1971 Loran-C Off-Air Report - pdf

1972 - Threlfall visit to the island - pdf

14 DEC 1973 - General Information Book - pdf

1973 Replacement of Electronics Personnel correspondence - pdf

1973 - Loran-C Operation and Readiness Reports - pdf

30 NOV 1973 - NOAA Letter of Appreciation - pdf

051830Z DEC 1973 Installation Shippment of AN/FPN-54 - pdf

13 DEC 1974 Loran-C CG-2899 Discrepencies - pdf

1974 Personnel Allowance Change correspondence - pdf

1974 Loran-C Operations correspondence - pdf

01 MAR 1974 Rotation of EMO and ETC - pdf

11 JUN 1981 Dedication Memorial Service - pdf

1982 General Information Book - pdf

16 JUN 1993 50th Commenoration Anniversary - pdf

12 JUN 2001 Raising the American Flag in Honor of the brave men - pdf

30 MAY 2003 60th Commenoration Anniversary - pdf

OCT 2011 Historical American Building Structures Level II Report Final - pdf

 

Polar Bear Club Members

 

Pictures:

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Picture from google earth

U.S. Coast Guard Photos

John McKenna 1961-62 Photo Collection

Perry Campbell 1964-65 Photo Collection

Dave Belisle 1979 Photo Collection

Arthur Petty 1989 Photo Collection

Dave Jones 2000-01 Photo Collection

Ken Hydock Dec 2007 Photo Collection

Bob Coyle 2007-08 Photo Collection

2010 Decommissioning Ceremony