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A Harbor Defense Command was a military organization of the United States Army Coast Artillery Corps designated in 1925 from predecessor organizations dating from circa 1895. [1]

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Alabama

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Alaska

Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.

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Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area is a U.S. National Historic Site on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska.

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Angel Island (California)

Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay offering expansive 360° views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais.

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Balboa, Panama

Balboa is a district of Panama City, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.

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Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Battery Steele

Battery Steele (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Battery Construction #102) is a United States military fortification on Peaks Island, Portland, Maine in Casco Bay.

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Beaufort, North Carolina

Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States.

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Beavertail State Park

Beavertail State Park is a public recreation area encompassing at the southern end of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.

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Bermuda

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Bermuda Base Command

The Bermuda Base Command was a command of the United States Army, established to defend the British Colony of Bermuda, located 640 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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Board of Fortifications

Several boards have been appointed by US presidents or Congress to evaluate the US defensive fortifications, primarily coastal defenses near strategically important harbors on the US shores, its territories, and its protectorates.

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Camp Hero State Park

Camp Hero State Park is a state park located on Montauk Point, New York.

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Camp Varnum

Camp Varnum is a Rhode Island Army National Guard training facility in the Boston Neck area of Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Canon de 155mm GPF

The Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) mle.1917 was a WWI-era French-designed 155 mm cannon used by the French Army and the United States Army during the first half of the 20th century in both towed and self-propelled mountings.

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Cape Charles Air Force Station

Cape Charles Air Force Station is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station.

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Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a publicly owned recreation area located southwest of Ilwaco, Washington, on the bottom end of Long Beach Peninsula, the northern headlands where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River is a long blackwater river in east central North Carolina in the United States.

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Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States.

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Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park is a state park located in Cape May Point, New Jersey.

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Chacachacare

Chacachacare is an island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, located at 10° 41' north latitude and 61° 45' west longitude.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary in the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia.

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Coastal defence and fortification

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, an example of an Early Modern coastal defense Coastal defence (or defense) and coastal fortification are measures taken to provide protection against military attack at or near a coastline (or other shoreline), for example, fortification and coastal artillery.

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Columbia River

The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

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Contiguous United States

The contiguous United States or officially the conterminous United States consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. on the continent of North America.

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Cristóbal, Colón

Cristóbal is a port town and county in Colón District, Colón Province, Panama with a population of 49,422 as of 2010.

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Cumuto

Cumuto is a town and district in Trinidad.

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Da Capo Press

Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Delaware

Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.

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Delaware River

The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.

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Destroyers for Bases Agreement

In the Destroyers for Bases Agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom on September 2, 1940, fifty,, and US Navy destroyers were transferred to the Royal Navy from the United States Navy in exchange for land rights on British possessions.

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Dutch Harbor

Dutch Harbor is a harbor on Amaknak Island in Unalaska, Alaska.

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Dutch Island (Rhode Island)

Dutch Island is an island lying west of Conanicut Island at an entrance to Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, United States.

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East Point Military Reservation

East Point Military Reservation was a World War I and World War II coastal defense site located in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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Egmont Key Light

The current Egmont Key Light dates from 1858.

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Florida

Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, also known as the Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, is an Alaska state park on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

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Fort Adams

Fort Adams is a former United States Army post in Newport, Rhode Island that was established on July 4, 1799 as a First System coastal fortification, named for President John Adams who was in office at the time.

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Fort Amador

Fort Amador (Fuerte Amador) and Fort Grant were former United States Army bases built to protect the Pacific (southern) end of the Panama Canal at Panama Bay.

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Fort Andrews

Fort Andrews was created in 1897 as part of the Coast (later Harbor) Defenses of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Fort Armistead

Fort Armistead was a United States Army coastal defense fort, active from 1901 to 1920, that defended Baltimore, Maryland.

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Fort Armstrong (Hawaii)

Fort Armstrong, Hawaii was a Coast Artillery Fort built in 1907 and named after Brigadier General Samuel C. Armstrong.

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Fort Baker

Fort Baker is one of the components of California's Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Fort Baldwin

Fort Baldwin is a former coastal defense fortification near the mouth of the Kennebec River in Phippsburg, Maine, United States, preserved as the Fort Baldwin State Historic Site.

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Fort Banks (Massachusetts)

Fort Banks was a U.S. Coast Artillery fort located in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

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Fort Barry

Fort Barry is a former United States Army installation on the West Coast of the United States, located in the Marin Headlands of Marin County, California, north of San Francisco.

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Fort Brooke, Puerto Rico

Fort Brooke was a United States Army post established on 3 March 1943 under General Order Number 10 during World War II after the German U-boat attacks of 1942 on the Caribbean Basin in conjunction to Operation Z.

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Fort Carroll

Fort Carroll is a artificial island and abandoned hexagonal sea fort in the middle of the Patapsco River, just south of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Fort Casey

Fort Casey State Park is located on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington state.

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Fort Church (Rhode Island)

Fort Church was a World War II United States Army coastal defense fort in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

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Fort Columbia State Park

Fort Columbia State Park is a Washington state park that preserves the site of Fort Columbia in Chinook.

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Fort Crockett

Fort Crockett is a government reservation on Galveston Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico originally built as a defense installation to protect the city and harbor of Galveston and to secure the entrance to Galveston Bay, thus protecting the commercial and industrial ports of Galveston and Houston and the extensive oil refineries in the bay area.

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Fort Cronkhite

Fort Cronkhite is one of the components of California's Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Fort Dawes

Fort Dawes was a World War II Coast Artillery fort located on Deer Island in Winthrop/Boston, Massachusetts.

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Fort De Lesseps

Fort De Lesseps was a small U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps fort located at the northern tip of Colón, Panama.

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Fort De Soto Park

South-southwest of St. Petersburg, Florida, Fort De Soto Park is a park operated by Pinellas County on five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St.

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Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility, designed by chief engineer Joseph Gilbert Totten and located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River.

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Fort DeRussy Military Reservation

Fort DeRussy is a United States military reservation in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, Hawaii, under the jurisdiction of the United States Army.

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Fort Drum (Philippines)

Fort Drum (originally known as El Fraile Island), also known as "the concrete battleship", is a heavily fortified island situated at the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines, due south of Corregidor Island.

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Fort DuPont

Fort DuPont, named in honor of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, is located between the original Delaware City and the modern Chesapeake and Delaware Canal on the original Reeden Point tract, which was granted to Henry Ward in 1675.

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Fort Duvall

Fort Duvall was a Coast Artillery fort, part of the Harbor Defenses of Boston, in Massachusetts.

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Fort Ebey State Park

Fort Ebey State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the western side of Whidbey Island, west of Coupeville in Island County, Washington, United States.

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Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park is a Washington state park on the site of Fort Flagler, a former United States Army fort at the northern end of Marrowstone Island.

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Fort Foster (Kittery, Maine)

Fort Foster, now part of Fort Foster Park, is a historic fort active 1901-1946 on the southwest tip of Gerrish Island in the Kittery Point area of Kittery, Maine.

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Fort Frank

Fort Frank (Carabao Island, the Philippines) was one of the defense forts at the entrance to Manila Bay established by the United States.

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Fort Fremont

Fort Fremont (sometimes misspelled 'Freemont') was a military installation on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.

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Fort Funston

Fort Funston is a former harbor defense installation located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco.

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Fort Gaines (Alabama)

Fort Gaines is an historic fort on Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States.

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Fort Getty

Fort Getty is a town park in Jamestown, Rhode Island, on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay.

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Fort Greene (Rhode Island)

Fort Greene may refer to either of two locations in Rhode Island.

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Fort H. G. Wright

Fort H. G. Wright was a United States military installation on Fishers Island in the town of Southold, New York, just two miles off the coast of southeastern Connecticut, but technically in New York.

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Fort Hamilton

Historic Fort Hamilton is located in the southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, and is one of several posts that are part of the region which is headquartered by the Military District of Washington.

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Fort Hancock, New Jersey

Fort Hancock is a former United States Army fort at Sandy Hook in Middletown Township New Jersey.

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Fort Heath

Fort Heath was a US seacoast military installation for defense of the Boston and Winthrop Harbors with an early 20th-century Coast Artillery fort, a 1930s USCG radio station, prewar naval research facilities, World War II batteries, and a Cold War radar station.

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Fort Howard (Maryland)

Fort Howard is the name of a Park in Baltimore County.

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Fort Hughes

Fort Hughes (Caballo Island, the Philippines) was part of the Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays built by the Philippine Department of the U.S. Army in the early 1900s.

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Fort Hunt Park

Fort Hunt Park is a public park located in Fort Hunt, Fairfax County, Virginia.

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Fort Jackson, Louisiana

Fort Jackson is an historic masonry fort located some up river from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

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Fort Kamehameha

Fort Kamehameha was a United States Army military base that was the site of several coastal artillery batteries to defend Pearl Harbor starting in 1907 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Fort Kearny (Rhode Island)

Fort Kearny was a coastal defense fort in the Saunderstown area of Narragansett, Rhode Island from 1901 to 1943.

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Fort Kobbe

Fort Kobbe was an Army fort renamed from Fort Bruja in 1932, at the time located adjacent to Howard Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone.

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Fort Levett

Fort Levett was a former U.S. Army fort built on Cushing Island, Maine beginning in 1898.

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Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur is a former United States Army installation in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California (now the port community of Los Angeles).

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Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park is a North Carolina state park in Carteret County, North Carolina, in the United States.

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Fort Mansfield

Fort Mansfield was a coastal artillery installation located on Napatree Point, a long barrier beach in the village of Watch Hill in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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Fort McGilvray

Fort McGilvray was a United States military fortification located on Caines Head, a cliff 650 feet above Resurrection Bay south of Seward, Alaska.

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Fort McKinley (Maine)

Fort McKinley is a former United States Army coastal defense fort on Great Diamond Island, Maine in Casco Bay, which operated from 1873 to 1947.

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Fort McRee

Fort McRee was a historic military fort constructed by the United States on the eastern tip of Perdido Key to defend Pensacola and its important natural harbor.

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Fort Michie

Fort Michie was a United States Army coastal defense site on Great Gull Island, New York.

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Fort Miles

Fort Miles was an American military installation located on Cape Henlopen near Lewes, Delaware.

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Fort Miley Military Reservation

The Fort Miley Military Reservation, in San Francisco, California, sits on Point Lobos (not to be confused with Point Lobos near Carmel-by-the-Sea), one of the outer headlands on the southern side of the Golden Gate.

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Fort Mills

Fort Mills (Corregidor, the Philippines) was the location of US Major General George F. Moore's headquarters for the Philippine Department's Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays in early World War II, and was the largest seacoast fort in the Philippines.

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Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe (also known as the Fort Monroe National Monument) is a decommissioned military installation in Hampton, Virginia—at Old Point Comfort, the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsula, United States.

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Fort Morgan (Alabama)

Fort Morgan is a historic masonry Pentagonal bastion fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama, United States.

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Fort Mott (New Jersey)

Fort Mott, located in Pennsville, Salem County, New Jersey, was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the postbellum and Endicott program modernization periods following the American Civil War and in the 1890s.

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Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area.

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Fort Point, San Francisco

Fort Point is a masonry seacoast fortification located at the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.

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Fort Popham

Fort Popham is a Civil War-era coastal defense fortification at the mouth of the Kennebec River in Phippsburg, Maine.

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Fort Preble

Fort Preble was a military fort in South Portland, Maine, United States, built in 1808 and progressively added to through 1906.

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Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia.

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Fort Randolph (Panama)

Fort Randolph (Panama) was a Coast Artillery Corps fort built to defend the northern end of the Panama canal in conjunction with Fort Sherman.

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Fort Revere

Fort Revere is an historic site situated on a small peninsula located in Hull, Massachusetts.

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Fort Rodman

Fort Taber District or the Fort at Clark's Point is a historic American Civil War-era military fort on Wharf Road within the former Fort Rodman Military Reservation in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Fort Ruckman

Fort Ruckman was a U.S. Coast Artillery fort located in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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Fort Ruger

Fort Ruger is a fort on the island of Ookinaahu that served as the first military reservation in the Territory of Hawaii.

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Fort Saulsbury

Fort Saulsbury was a United States Army coastal defense fort near Slaughter Beach and Milford, Delaware.

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Fort Schuyler

Fort Schuyler is a preserved 19th century fortification in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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Fort Sherman

Fort Sherman is a former United States Army base in Panama, located on Toro Point at the Caribbean (northern) end of the Panama Canal, on the western bank of the Canal directly opposite Colón (which is on the eastern bank).

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Fort Slocum

Fort Slocum, New York was a US military post which occupied Davids' Island in the western end of Long Island Sound in the city of New Rochelle, New York from 1867 to 1965.

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Fort Smallwood Park

Fort Smallwood Park is a county park in northeastern Anne Arundel County near Riviera Beach and Pasadena, Maryland.

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Fort St. Philip

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Fort Standish (Boston, Massachusetts)

Fort Standish was a coastal fort completed in 1907 and located on Lovell's Island in Massachusetts.

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Fort Stark

Fort Stark is a former military fortification in New Castle, New Hampshire, United States.

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Fort Stevens (Oregon)

Fort Stevens was an American military installation that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River in the state of Oregon.

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Fort Strong

Fort Strong is a former U.S. Army Coast Artillery fort that occupied the northern third of Long Island in Boston Harbor.

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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War.

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Fort Terry

Fort Terry was a coastal fortification on Plum Island, a small island just off Orient Point, New York, USA.

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Fort Tilden

Fort Tilden, also known as Fort Tilden Historic District, is a former United States Army installation on the coast in the New York City borough of Queens.

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Fort Totten (Queens)

Fort Totten is a former active United States Army installation in the New York City borough of Queens.

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Fort Victoria, Bermuda

Fort Victoria is a disused British Army fort, built to house coastal artillery atop Retreat Hill at the North-East of St. George's Island, in the British colony of Bermuda.

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Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth is a former United States military installation on Staten Island in New York City, situated on The Narrows which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower halves, a natural point for defense of the Upper Bay and Manhattan beyond.

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Fort Ward (Washington)

Fort Ward is a former United States Army coastal artillery fort, and later, a Navy installation located on the southwest side of Bainbridge Island, Washington, along Rich Passage.

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Fort Warren (Massachusetts)

Fort Warren is a historic fort on the Georges Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor.

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Fort Washington Park

Fort Washington, located near the community of Fort Washington, Maryland, was for many decades the only defensive fort protecting Washington D.C. The original fort, overlooking the Potomac River, was completed in 1809, and was begun as Fort Warburton, but renamed in 1808.

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Fort Wetherill

Fort Wetherill is a former coast artillery fort that occupies the southern portion of the eastern tip of Conanicut Island in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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Fort Whitman

Fort Whitman (Washington) was an Endicott Board fortification on Goat Island, Puget Sound, Washington state, just offshore of La Conner, a part of the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound.

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Fort William and Mary

Fort William and Mary was a colonial fortification in Britain's worldwide system of defenses, manned by soldiers of the Province of New Hampshire who reported directly to the royal governor.

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Fort Williams (Maine)

Fort Williams is a former United States Army fort in Cape Elizabeth, Maine which operated from 1872 to 1964.

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Fort Wint

Fort Wint (known as Grande Island, the Philippines) was part of the harbor defenses of Manila and Subic Bays built by the Philippine Department of the United States Army between 1907 and 1920 in response to recommendations of the Taft Board prior to the non-fortification clause of the Washington Naval Treaty.

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Fort Wool

Fort Wool is a decommissioned island fortification located in the mouth of Hampton Roads, adjacent to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT).

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Fort Worden

Fort Worden and accompanying Fort Worden State Park are located in Port Townsend, along Admiralty Inlet in Washington state.

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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

The Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, better known simply as Fort Taylor (or Fort Zach to locals) is a Florida State Park and National Historic Landmark centered on a Civil War-era fort located near the southern tip of Key West, Florida.

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Galveston, Texas

Galveston is a coastal resort city on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Gardiners Point Island

Gardiners Point Island is an island in Block Island Sound, New York, that was the former location of the Gardiner Island Lighthouse as well as Fort Tyler.

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Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.

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Harbor Defenses of Argentia and St. John's

The Harbor Defenses of Argentia and St.

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Harbor Defenses of Boston

The Harbor Defenses of Boston was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound

The Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays

The Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays ("Coast Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays" until 1925) (a.k.a. CD/HD Manila Bay) were a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command, part of the Philippine Department of the United States Army from circa 1910 through early World War II.

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Harbor Defenses of Narragansett Bay

The Harbor Defenses of Narragansett Bay was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Harbor Defenses of New Bedford

The Harbor Defenses of New Bedford was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Harbor Defenses of New York

The Harbor Defenses of New York was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Harbor Defenses of Portland

The Harbor Defenses of Portland was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth

The Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth was a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps harbor defense command.

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Hawaii

Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.

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Highlands Air Force Station

Highlands Air Force Station was a military installation in Middletown Township near the borough of Highlands, New Jersey.

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Honolulu

Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiokinai.

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Isla de Cabras

Isla de Cabras (Goats Island in English) is an islet located at the entrance of the San Juan bay in Puerto Rico.

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Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story

Joint Expeditionary Base-Fort Story, commonly called simply Fort Story is a sub-installation of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story, which is operated by the United States Navy.

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Kāneʻohe Bay

Kāneohe Bay, at 45 km², is the largest sheltered body of water in the main Hawaiian Islands.

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Key West

Key West (Cayo Hueso) is an island and city in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent, at the southwesternmost end of the roadway through the Florida Keys in the state of Florida, United States.

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Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak (Alutiiq: Sun'aq; Kadʹyak) is one of seven communities and the main city on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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List of coastal fortifications of the United States

The United States built numerous coastal defenses to defend major cities, ports and straits from the Colonial era through World War II.

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List of forts in the United States

This is a list of historical forts in the United States.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Louisiana

Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Maine

Maine is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Marine Corps Base Hawaii

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Maryland

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.

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Mobile, Alabama

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States.

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Naval Base Point Loma

Located in Point Loma, a neighborhood of San Diego, California, Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) was established on 1 October 1998 when Navy facilities in the Point Loma area of San Diego were consolidated under Commander, Navy Region Southwest.

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Naval Station Argentia

Naval Station Argentia is a former base of the United States Navy that operated from 1941 to 1994.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador; Akamassiss; Newfoundland Irish: Talamh an Éisc agus Labradar) is the most easterly province of Canada.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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North Carolina Baptist Assembly

The North Carolina Baptist Assembly is a Christian retreat owned and operated by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the state's largest denomination.

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North Shore (Oahu)

The North Shore, in the context of geography of the Island of Ookinaahu, refers to the north-facing coastal area of Oahu between Kaokinaena Point and Kahuku Point.

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Odiorne Point State Park

Odiorne Point State Park is a New Hampshire state park located on the seacoast in Rye near Portsmouth.

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Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.

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Panama Canal Zone

The Panama Canal Zone (Zona del Canal de Panamá) was an unincorporated territory of the United States from 1903 to 1979, centered on the Panama Canal and surrounded by the Republic of Panama.

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Panama mount

The term Panama Mount describes a gun mount developed by the U.S. Army in Panama during the 1920s for fixed coastal artillery positions.

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.

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Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, approximately from the border with Alabama, and the county seat of Escambia County, in the U.S. state of Florida.

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Pepperrell Air Force Base

Pepperrell Air Force Base, previously known as Fort Pepperrell, was a former United States military base located in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada which operated from 1941-1961.

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Philippines

The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Port Royal Sound

Port Royal Sound is a coastal sound, or inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, located in the Sea Islands region, in Beaufort County in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

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Potomac River

The Potomac River is located within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Presidio of San Francisco

The Presidio of San Francisco (originally, El Presidio Real de San Francisco or The Royal Fortress of Saint Francis) is a park and former U.S. Army military fort on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco, California, and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port"), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico") and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.

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Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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Roosevelt Roads Naval Station

Roosevelt Roads Naval Station is a former United States Navy base in the town of Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

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Salt Creek Recreation Area

Salt Creek Recreation Area is a 196-acre park located about 15 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington on U.S. Route 101 near the city of Joyce, Washington.

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San Diego

San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan (Saint John) is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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Sandy Hook Proving Ground

The Sandy Hook Proving Ground was a military facility along the Atlantic coast of New Jersey established by the Secretary of War on August 7, 1874, to serve as the United States Army's first proving ground for the testing of ordnance and materiel.

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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County.

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Seacoast defense in the United States

Seacoast defense was a major concern for the United States from its independence until World War II.

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Seward, Alaska

Seward (Alutiiq: Qutalleq) is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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Silver Strand Training Complex

Silver Strand Training Complex South (SSTC-S), formerly known as the Naval Radio Receiving Facility (NRRF), is the premier training facility for U.S. Special Operations Forces.

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Sitka Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Coastal Defenses

The Sitka Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Coastal Defenses are the surviving elements of the World War II-era defenses and defense establishments in and around Sitka, Alaska.

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Sitka, Alaska

The City and Borough of Sitka (Sheetʼká), formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule (Ново-Архангельск or Новоaрхангельск, t Novoarkhangelsk), is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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South Carolina

South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Submarine mines in United States harbor defense

The modern era of defending American harbors with controlled mines or submarine mines (also called "naval mines" and originally referred to as "torpedoes") began in the post-Civil War period, and was a major part of US harbor defenses from circa 1900 to 1947.

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Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and shallow estuary connected to the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida, comprising Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Middle Tampa Bay, and Lower Tampa Bay.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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Trinidad

Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is a city and a barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States.

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United States Army Center of Military History

The United States Army Center of Military History (CMH) is a directorate within the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.

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United States Army Coast Artillery Corps

The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) was an administrative corps responsible for coastal, harbor, and anti-aircraft defense of the United States between 1901 and 1950.

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United States Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI; also called the American Virgin Islands), officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is an insular area of the United States located east of Puerto Rico.

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Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques, in full Isla de Vieques, is an island–municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands.

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Virginia

Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

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Washington (state)

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands

Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands (Vand ø) was acquired by the USA in 1917 from Denmark but continued to be owned by a corporation until several decades later.

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Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_Defense_Command

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