LORAN-C transmitter Nantucket

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Nantucket LORAN-A
General information
Status Demolished
Type Mast radiator insulated against ground
Location Siasconset, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°15′12.40″N 69°58′38.76″W / 41.2534444°N 69.9774333°W / 41.2534444; -69.9774333
Completed 1943
Destroyed 1981
Design and construction
Main contractor US Coast Guard
Nantucket LORAN-C Mast
General information
Status Defunct
Type Mast radiator insulated against ground
Location Siasconset, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°15′12.40″N 69°58′38.76″W / 41.2534444°N 69.9774333°W / 41.2534444; -69.9774333
Completed 1962
Height 625 ft (190.50 m)
Design and construction
Architect Construction Detachment, B
Main contractor US 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 1963-1981. It was closed in February 2010 when the United States discontinued the Loran system, and the tower was taken down in May 2013.[1]

Commanders[edit]

LORAN A[edit]

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant, Junior Grade W P Clark 8/43-44
  • 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 80-81

LORAN C[edit]

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Brooke Winter 81-82
  • Commanding Officer: Commissioned Warrant Officer Joseph Puntino 82-84
  • Commanding Officer: Commissioned Warrant Officer David Fronzuto 84-86
  • 1st Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Bill Dietz 86- 87
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Joe Jester 87-90
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician John Dreger 02 – 04
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Martin Hazeltine 04 - 08
  • Officer-in-Charge: Chief Electronics Technician Shane Hyde 08 - 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graziadei, Jason (3 May 2013). "Nantucket LORAN tower coming down". The Inquirer and Mirror. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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