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    Hammond Clatsop County | Oregon United States
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U.S. Army June 21, 1942
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Lat 46° 12' 0N Lon 123° 57' 5W   Hammond is located at an elevation of 3' / 1m above sea level in Clatsop County in the northwestern of Oregon in the United States of America (USA).

Fort Stevens
U.S. Army fort built 1863 known as Fort at Point Adams. In 1865 renamed Fort Stevens in honor of former territorial governor of Washington, Isaac Stevens. On June 21, 1942 surfaced Japanese submarine I-25 fired seventeen 14cm shells at the fort causing trivial damage. The shells impacted harmlessly into the sand and scrub around Battery Russell, damaging a baseball diamond backstop and a power line. The only injury was a soldier who cut their head rushing to his battle station. At about midnight, the firing ceased and the submarine departed. This was the first enemy attack against the mainland of the United States. Decommissioned 1947 and today located in Fort Stevens State Park.

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