Station T June 1943


Subj: Description of Station Tare 18 June 1943

1. The following is a description of Station Tare. No snapshots are available and cameras are not allowed on Naval Station.

2. The station is approximately five miles from the town of Crescent City, California, in a northwesterly direction. Transportation to and from the town of Crescent City is accomplished by use of station truck, over what is partly a military road and the remainder of which is a country road. 

3. The station consists of one set of bachelor quarters and four sets of married quarters, DT direction finder building, garage with stalls for six cars, power house, and paint locker. The station covers an area of one and one-half acres, extending from the cliffs on the oceanfront in an easterly direction to a country. road. The DT building is about one hundred fifty yards from the ocean, and the main building and garage building are about seventy-five yards east of the DT building. Thirty feet north of the main building is the garage building and ten feet east of the garage is located the powerhouse. The paint locker is approximately one-hundre3d yards north of the power house and adjacent to the station’s three wells, from which the station water supply is obtained.

4. The powerhouse, which is forty feet north of the main building, contains the power distribution boards for the station, and the three station transmitters, a TBK-11, a TAY and a modified TM transmitter. An emergency power unit is also installed in the powerhouse in case of failure of power from the local electric company in Crescent City.

5. The main building is a large two-story “L” shaped building. It contains the bachelor quarters and a DP-4 direction finder installation in the western end of the long arm of the “L” as well as the station office. The eastern end contains two sets of married quarters and the short arm of the “L” which runs in a north-south direction contains the remaining two sets of married quarters. These married quarters are occupied by the families of station personnel. The upper part of the bachelor quarters is occupied by the Marine guard, which performs the sentry duty of the station.

6. About ten feet east of the main building are two sixty-five foot pipe masts, which are two hundred fifteen feet apart and running in a north-south direction, from which the transmitting antennas for the three station transmitters are taken. The receiving antennas are taken from the station water tower, which is adjacent to the powerhouse.

7. Recreation facilities are poor. The station has a tennis court, but weather does not permit use of it, for the greater portion of the year. Baseball or other outdoor games cannot be played due to the rough terrain.

8. The town of Crescent City is very small and affords very little in the way oF amusements or recreation for the Navy personnel. However, fresh water fishing is fairly good for personnel having transportation available to reach the streams.

9. Port and starboard liberty is granted. The station truck transports the liberty party to and from Crescent City.