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    USS Maine (ACR-1), was a battleship whose 1898 sinking precipitated the Spanish–American War. USS Maine (BB-10) , launched in 1901, was the lead ship of her class of battleships . She participated in the voyage of the Great White Fleet , and was decommissioned in 1920 to be sold for scrap in 1923.

  2. A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard. One of the first American battleships, the Maine weighed more than 6,000 tons and was built at a cost of more than $2 million.

  3. Feb 11, 2023 · The USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898, killing 268 Navy crewmen and sparking the Spanish-American War — but to this day, nobody is sure exactly what happened. Between April and December 1898, the United States engaged in a brief armed conflict with Spain as the two countries’ prominence on the world stage began to shift.

  4. USS Maine (BB-10), the lead ship of her class of pre-dreadnought battleships, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the 23rd state. Maine was laid down in February 1899 at the William Cramp & Sons shipyard in Philadelphia. She was launched in July 1901 and commissioned into the fleet in December 1902.

  5. Aug 9, 2019 · Arriving in January 1898, USS Maine sank on February 15 after an explosion tore through the ship. Initial reports concluded that Maine had been sunk by a naval mine. Sparking a wave of outrage across the United States, the loss of the ship helped push the nation towards war.

  6. Jan 12, 2023 · The Spanish-American War (21 April to 13 August 1898) was a turning point in the history of the United States, signaling the country's emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship...

  7. Feb 8, 2023 · USS Maine In January 1898, partly as a conciliatory gesture to the Spanish authorities there and partly to protect the lives and property of U.S. citizens presumably endangered by recent riots, the Maine was sent to Havana harbour. On February 15 an explosion sank the ship, carrying 260 seamen to their deaths.

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