Near Hammond in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Battery Pratt was modernized to protect the adjacent Columbia River mine fields during WWII. The battery was manned and on duty during the night of the Japanese submarine attack on June 21, 1942. This gun replica is being constructed by the Friends of Old Fort Stevens, a non-profit, cooperative association between volunteers and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Your support is vital to preserving all the chapters of history that are part of this park.
Erected by Oregon State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is June 21, 1942.
Location. 46° 12.42′ N, 123° 57.996′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond OR 97121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Peter Iredale (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Wreck of the Peter Iredale (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Columbia (approx. 3.8 miles away in Washington); St. Mary's Church (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington); How Do These Stories Continue? (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington); In Search of Recognition (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington); Welcome to Middle Village (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington); The Search for the Northwest Passage / Jefferson's Mission Accomplished (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
More about this marker. Battery Pratt is located in Fort Stevens State Park.
Also see . . . Fort Stevens (Oregon) -- Wikipedia. Fort Stevens was an American military installation that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River in the state of Oregon. Built near the end of the American Civil War, it was named for a slain Civil War general and former Washington Territory governor, Isaac Stevens. The fort was an active military reservation from 1863–1947. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on February 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.