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When was the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor built?

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Answered 2006-08-20 06:13:52

PEARL HARBOR Inlet, southern coast of Oahu island, Hawaii, U.S. It lies 6 miles (10 km) west of Honolulu, forming a landlocked harbor connected with the Pacific Ocean. In 1887 Hawaii granted the U.S. the exclusive use of the harbour as a coating and repair station and in 1908 a naval station was established. In 1941 the harbor was attacked without warning by the Japanese air force, causing great loss of life and precipitating U.S. entry into WWII. It is now the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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