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Naval History and Heritage Command #NH 99555
20.87N) was founded around 1800 as a whaling and trade port.
the royal capital of Hawaii from
1845, and the Lahainaluna School was established by missionaries
Though a small port, with a deep, poorly sheltered anchorage, it served
alternate base for the Pacific Fleet up to the outbreak of the war. It
continued to be used by supporting forces as late as 1944 to reduce
congestion at Pearl Harbor and Honolulu.
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