Top-secret ‘Station S’

“In September 1939, the U.S. Navy relocated a secret radio listening post from Fort Stevens, Oregon, to Fort Ward on Bainbridge Island… The radio post was renamed “Station S” and began eavesdropping on Japanese messages in 1940. At the end of World War II, the station turned to the Cold War, intercepting messages from Russia and, later, North Korea…”

The Historylink.org site has an excellent entry on Fort Ward and the wartime and Cold War activities at top-secret Station S.

Read the article here.