LORAN-C transmitter Nantucket

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Nantucket LORAN-A
General information
StatusDemolished
TypeMast radiator insulated against ground
LocationSiasconset, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°15′12.40″N 69°58′38.76″W / 41.2534444°N 69.9774333°W / 41.2534444; -69.9774333
Completed1943
Demolished1981
Design and construction
Main contractorUS Coast Guard
Nantucket LORAN-C Mast
General information
StatusDemolished
TypeMast radiator insulated against ground
LocationSiasconset, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°15′12.40″N 69°58′38.76″W / 41.2534444°N 69.9774333°W / 41.2534444; -69.9774333
Completed1962
Closed2010
DemolishedMay 2013
Height625 ft (190.50 m)
Design and construction
ArchitectConstruction Detachment, B
Main contractorUS Coast Guard

Nantucket LORAN-C transmitter was a LORAN-C transmitter at Siasconset, Massachusetts. It was built in 1963 with a 625 ft tall mast radiator. It operated in conjunction with the LORAN-A station on Nantucket from 1963 to 1981. It was closed in 2010 when the United States discontinued the Loran system, and officially decommissioned on September 10.[1] The tower was taken down in May 2013.[2]

Commanders[edit]

LORAN A[edit]

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant, Junior Grade W P Clark 8/1943-44
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Jack Cromwell 1957

LORAN A/C[edit]

  • 1st Commanding Officer: "Red" Fredericks 1962-63
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Ostrum 1963-64
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Wesemen 1970-73
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant, Junior Grade Communications Technician Winfrey 1973-76
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Jack Ryan 1978-80
  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant John W Simpson 1980-81

LORAN C[edit]

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Brooke Winter 1981-82
  • Commanding Officer: Commissioned Warrant Officer Joseph Puntino 1982-84
  • Commanding Officer: Commissioned Warrant Officer David Fronzuto 1984-86
  • 1st Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Bill Dietz 1986-87
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Joe Jester 1987-90
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician John Dreger 2002–04
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Martin Hazeltine 2004-08
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Shane Hyde 2008-10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graziadei, Jason (30 Sep 2010). "End of an era: LORAN station in Sconset decommissioned". The Inquirer and Mirror. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.
  2. ^ Graziadei, Jason (3 May 2013). "Nantucket LORAN tower coming down". The Inquirer and Mirror. Retrieved 3 Feb 2020.

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