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BB-10 USS MAINE

Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Lima


Maine Class Battleship: Displacement 12,500 Tons, Dimensions, 393' 11" (oa) x 72' 3" x 26' 8" (Max), Armament 4 x 12"/40 16 x 6"/50, 6 x 3"/50 2 x 18" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 4" Decks, 10" Conning Tower. Machinery, 16,000 IHP; 2 vertical, Inverted, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 561.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia February 15 1899. Launched July 27 1901. Commissioned December 29 1902. Decommissioned August 31 1909, Recommissioned June 15 1911, Decommissioned May 15 1920. Stricken July 1 1921.
Fate: Sold January 26 1922 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-10 Maine 1.52k THE NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10).
From an illustration in Leslie's Weekly
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 01 December 1898, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 3.81k THE MAINE (BB-10), ONE OF THE NEW BATTLE-SHIPS RECENTLY CONTRACTED FOR.
The Navy Department Decided That One of the New Battle-Ships Authorized by Congress Should be Named the Maine. The Others Are the Missouri (BB-11) and Ohio (BB-12), the Latter to Be Built at the Union Iron Works. According to the Secretary of Navy's Report the Maine Will Be Ready for Service 1 June 1901.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 04 December 1898, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 620k The keel of Maine (BB-10) lies mainly on the plain.USN photo # 19-A-0001, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-10 Maine 3.75k NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10), AS SHE WILL APPEAR WHEN COMPLETED. Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo courtesy of The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 05 February 1899, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 802k THE OLD AND THE NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10).
The new battleship Maine, the keel of which has just been laid, is to have a speed of l8 knots. She will be a ship of 15,500 tons displacement and in her main battery will carry four 12 inch guns and twelve 6 inch guns. These figures give a partial idea of the superiority of the new Maine over the old one. Among other things the new Maine will probably have underwater torpedo tubes, the first ever put in any ship in the American navy.
All the guns of the Maine, except the big 12 inch ones in the turrets, will be of the rapid fire pattern. Her secondary battery will be exceptionally strong. She will be 368 feet on the water line, 27 feet beam and will have a draft of 24 feet 7 inches when she has full supplies of stores and ammunition and 2,000 tons of coal on board. The wonderful Krupperized armor has proven so good that the Maine will have 12 inch plates of it put on her instead of the 16.5 inch Harveyized armor originally planned for.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo courtesy of Virginian-Pilot. (Norfolk, Va.) 1898-1911, 17 February 1899, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 3.53k TO INCREASE THE SPEED OF THE NEW BATTLE-SHIPS
Battleship Maine (BB-10), in Course of Construction.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 July 1899, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine81kMaine Class Battleship Pen and ink drawing by F. Muller, circa 1900, representing the intended appearance of the three Maine Class ships once completed. These ships were: Maine (BB-10), Missouri (BB-11) and Ohio (BB-12).Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, USNHC # NH 76392.
Maine1.93kCAPTAIN SIGSBEE'S DAUGHTER ETHEL MAY CHRISTEN BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10)
As the date for the christening of the battleship Maine approaches popular opinion here becomes stronger daily that the honor of shattering the neck of the champagne bottle on the craft will fall to the lot of Ethel Sigsbee, daughter of Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, who commanded the ship's ill-fated predecessor.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 19 May 1901, Image 15, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 745k Detail from panorama of the William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Co. looking east across the Delaware River from Kensington, Philadelphia. 27 July 1901. Spectators have gathered for the launch of the second U.S. battleship Maine (BB-10) (foreground). Photo by Jeff Hurwitz from the Atwater Kent Museum Collection of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum.
BB-10 Maine 3.01k The battleship Maine (BB-10) strikes the water for the first time. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 July 1901, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 980k Captain Sigsbee, Who Commanded the Old Maine in Havana Harbor, Witnesses the Christening of the Ohio's (BB-12) Sister Ship at the Cramps Ship Yard by Miss Mary Peeble Anderson.
New Warship Represents Another Step in the Development of the Steel Battleship.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo courtesy of The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 28 July 1901, PART III, Image 21, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 1.88k NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10) GLIDES FROM CRADLE AND IS SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AT THE YARDS OF THE CRAMPS AT PHILADELPHIA.
One of Largest Crowds That Has Ever Seen War Vessel Leave Ways at Cramps Makes Patriotic Demonstration in Honor of Ship That Will Replace Ill-Fated Craft Whose Shapeless Mass Lies in Havana Harbor.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 28 July 1901, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 245k LAUNCHING A BIG BATTLESHIP.
How a Battleship Looks When She Slides Into the Water
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Coalville Times. (Coalville, Utah) 1894-1923, 30 August 1901, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine165kNew battleship Maine (BB-10), building at Cramp Works, Philadelphia / Fred Pansing. Digital ID: 3g03271v, LC-B2-2332-14. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-10 Maine306kMaine (BB-10) flies the flag of Cramp.Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via flickr.com.
BB-10 Maine 3.07k THE NEW MAINE (BB-10) ARRIVES.
BATTLESHIP TO TAKE PLACE OF ONE BLOWN UP AT HAVANA RECEIVED A ROUSING WELCOME.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 18 August 1902, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-8 Alabama 1.85k CRAMPS MAY PAY FORFEIT
New Battleship Maine (BB-10) Fails in Speed Contract.
Unable to Average the Eighteen Knots Required.
Overconfidence of the Builders is the Cause.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 31 August 1902, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 680k FOREIGN BATTLESHIPS SWIFTER THAN OUR VESSELS OF LIKE CLASS
NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10), THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY, THAT COMES UP TO THE SPEED REQUIREMENT OF EIGHTEEN KNOTS, BUT IS NOT AS SWIFT AS EUROPEAN VESSELS OF THE SAME TYPE
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 September 1902, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 680k BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10) NOT UP TO CONTRACT
For the first time in the history of the United States Navy, a modern battleship has failed to attain the speed qualifications of her contract. The Maine in her trial over the Cape Ann course last Saturday failed to make 18 knots per hour, as specified in the contract between the Government and William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo by Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 13 September 1902, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 890k FIRST COMMANDER OF THE NEW MAINE (BB-10) Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 27 September 1902, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
1900's
BB-10 Maine 2.06k HOW UNCLE SAM'S BIG BATTLESHIPS ARE COMMISSIONED
More to Be Done Than is Generally Supposed
Hard Work Follows the Official Trial Trip
The Maine's (BB-10) Commander
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 04 January 1903, Editorials, The Drama, and Society, Image 19, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 3.10k THE NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10).
Now fitting out for service in Venezuelan waters.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 January 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 971k Here is a picture of the new battleship Maine (BB-10), showing her as she looked in Cramps' yards just after her completion. Her namesake was the vessel which brought on the Spanish-American war; if this nation is called upon again to go to war this new vessel will play a prominent part in the proceedings. Not that the government expects a war, but just to be ready in case one of the European powers requires a severe lesson, the new Maine is being prepared for active duty and is now in the very best of condition. Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo by The Butte Inter Mountain. (Butte, Mont.) 1901-1912, 31 January 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine71kPanoramic photograph of the ships' Officers & Crew, taken looking aft from her forecastle on 10 February 1903. Maine's (BB-10) Commanding Officer, Captain Eugene H.C. Leutze, is standing just to the left of the 12"/40 gun in the center of the photo. Standing beside Capt. Leutze, to the left, is Lieutenant Commander Thomas S. Rodgers. Note items in the foreground, including the capstain, anchor chain, and a pontoon raft.USNHC # 46798.
BB-10 Maine 1.80k BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10), WHOSE OFFICERS ARE HAVING CONSIDERABLE DIFFICULTY IN MAINTAINING DISCIPLINE AMONG THE CREW, ACCORDING TO THE PUBLISHED PRESS REPORTS FROM NEWPORT NEWS. WHERE THE CRAFT IS NOW LYING IN DRY DOCK Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 02 March 1903, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 2.96k BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10), AT ANCHOR OFF LEAGUE ISLAND, LOOKS A FORMIDABLE CRIPPLE Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 April 1903, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine361kA circa 1900's postcard of the Maine (BB-10) drawn by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA.Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout, courtesy of Jonathan Eno.
BB-10 Maine66kPhotographed in 1903 by J.W. Dawson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.USNHC # 61213.
BB-10 Maine120kFrom 1903 to 1907 Maine (BB-10) cruised along the Atlantic coast south to the West Indies, and she completed one cruise to the Mediterranean.Digital ID: ggbain-24268, LC-B2-4192-14. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection. Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-10 Maine2.46kBATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10) ORDERED TO COLON.USNHC # 74103.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 09 November 1903, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 2.79k THE BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10)
That the Battleship Maine is foreordained to disaster is shown, according to the superstitious sailor in the United States navy, by the latest mishap which has occurred to her. She is lying off Tompkinsville with four ugly cracks in the frames of her boilers. This is the third accident she has met with in two years.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo by The Minneapolis Journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, 02 January 1904, Section 3, Image 28, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine413k Maine (BB-10) doing a stationary 18 knots. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-10 Maine65kMaine (BB-10) underway, circa 1903-1908. She is followed by Illinois (BB-7). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106138. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-10 Maine 987k CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE NAVY
BATTLESHIP MAINE (BB-10) DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo by The McCook Tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, 22 December 1905, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 1.70k PRESIDENT REVIEWS MIGHTY AMERICAN FLEET; LOW CLOUDS AND FOG MAR BEAUTY OF SPECTACLE
The battleship Maine (BB-10)
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 03 September 1906, Last Edition, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine 2.24k THE GREAT NAVAL REVIEW AT OYSTER BAY.
THE FLAG SHIP MAINE (BB-10) SALUTING.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 03 & 04 September 1906, Images 2 & 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Oyster Bay1.20kAN IMPOSING SPECTACLE
Birds-eye View Showing Position of Fleet in Naval Review at Oyster Bay.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 04 September 1906, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine88kThe first Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet was Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, who assumed command on 1 January 1906 aboard his flagship the battleship Maine (BB-10). In December 1907, Rear Admiral Evans led the fleet of 16 first line battleships out of Hampton Roads on the start of the famous world cruise of the Great White Fleet (1907-1909). President Roosevelt witnessed the departure from his yacht Mayflower. USNHC photo # 49662 courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-10 Maine103kStern view, June 1907. Pt. Comfort Virginia.USNI/USN photo.
BB-10 283k The Battle Ship Maine (BB-10), Portland Harbor, Ft Gorges in background - postmark 1907. Photos courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
BB-10 Maine107kBaseball game between the crews of the Iowa (BB-4) and the Maine (BB-10), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1907.From the collection of Capt. Thomas C. Edrington III, USN, courtesy of his daughter Kyra Larn Edrington and son Thomas C. Edrington IV.
BB-10 Maine70kPhotographed by Enrique Muller, while at anchor in 1907.Photograph # USNHC # 19-N-11305, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Great White Fleet Cruise
BB-10 Maine338kStereoscopic color print of the Maine (BB-10) with the 3rd Division of the 2nd Squadron of the "Great White Fleet". Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Indiana1.27kADMIRAL EVANS' FLEET IN HAMPTON ROADS
From left to right: Kansas (BB-21), Georgia (BB-15) & Maine (BB-10).
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch.(Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 07 December 1907, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet112kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route to be taken by the Atlantic Fleet's battleships and their associated Torpedo Flotilla, from their December 1907 departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia, until their planned arrival at San Francisco, California, in the spring of 1908. Text below the chart indicates that it was published in mid-December 1907.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106219. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
Great White Fleet112kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 29 January 1907 departure from Trinidad until their arrival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 12 January 1908. It emphasizes the offshore course taken to avoid strong westerly currents off the northeastern coast of South America.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106221. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
G. Dall'aros1.39kU.S. Atlantic Fleet Battleships at Anchor. Painting by G. Dall'aros, 1908, depicting three battleships of the "Great White Fleet" in a Brazilian anchorage, January 1908. One of the battleships has a collier alongside. The Brazilian cruiser Almirante Tamandare is in the left foreground. Courtesy of Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf, 1977.
USN photo # NH 85503-KN courtesy of the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.
John Charles Roach2.12k"Great White Fleet" Painting by John Charles Roach, 1984, depicting U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships steaming at sea during their 1907-1909 World cruise.USN photo # NH 95513-KN courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph via the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.
BB-10 Maine79kThe Maine's (BB-10) Commanding Officer, Captain Giles B. Harber (right center, with mustache) greets "King Neptune" (center) and members of the Royal Party at the beginning of Equator crossing ceremonies, 6 January 1908.
The ship was then steaming south off the Brazilian coast during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106226. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-10 Maine240kEquator Crossing Certificate prepared for Midshipman Harold M. Bemis, of Maine (BB-10), certifying that he had crossed the Equator on 6 January 1908. His ship was then steaming south off the Brazilian coast during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106225-KN. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-10 Maine93kBurial at sea of Oiler F.A. Tew, on the morning of 23 January 1908, While Maine(BB-10) was steaming in the South Atlantic during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise. Tew had died on the previous day, as the ship was preparing to leave Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This photograph shows his shipmates firing three volleys with Krag-Jorgensen rifles after the body had been cast into the sea. Midshipman Harold M. Bemis was in charge of the firing party.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106226a. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
Great White Fleet129kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the movements of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 8 February 1908 passage of the western part of the Straits of Magellan until their arrival at Callao, Peru, on 20 February 1908.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106227b. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-10 Maine104kProgram of an variety show given on board the ship while she was at sea on 6 March 1908, steaming north en route from Callao, Peru to Magdalena Bay, Mexico during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106227a. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-10 Maine128kShip's Officers and Crew pose on her foredeck, 12-inch gun turret and superstructure, March 1908, while she was in Magdalena Bay, Mexico during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise. The ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Giles B. Harber is seated in the front row, just to the left of center. USNHC # 92092.
Eighteen-inch Torpedo 64k Eighteen-inch Torpedo (Whitehead type).
On board a U.S. Navy battleship of the Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) or Maine class (BB-10 / 12) , circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106066. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Hard-Hat Diver 72k "Hard-Hat" Diver descending from the stern of a launch alongside a battleship, circa 1907-1908. Note the 6"/50 broadside gun mounted in the battleship's hull side.
This ship is either Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) or Maine class (BB-10 / 12) or Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship.
This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106072. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-10 Maine114kAt anchor, circa 1908 or earlier. Photo printed on a stereographic card, copyrighted in 1908 by Underwood & Underwood.USNHC # 100309.
Great White Fleet 345k The "Great White Fleet" steaming in column, probably while departing Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of their cruise around the World, December 1907. Kansas (BB-21) is at left, followed by Vermont (BB-20). USN photo # N-0000X-001 courtesy of navy.mil. Photographed by C.E. Waterman, Hampton, Va.
Straits of Magellan290k The "Great White Fleet" in the Straits of Magellan, 1908, from a painting by Henry Reuterdahl.Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-18 Connecticut99kCommanding officers of most of the fleet's ships, photographed in 1908. Those present include (Seated, left to right): Captain Hugo Osterhaus, of Connecticut (BB-18); Captain Kossuth Niles, of Louisiana (BB-19); Captain William P. Potter, of Vermont (BB-20); Captain John Hubbard, of Minnesota (BB-22); Captain Joseph B. Murdock, of Rhode Island (BB-17); Captain Charles E. Vreeland, of Kansas (BB-21).
Standing, left to right): Captain Hamilton Hutchins, of Kearsarge (BB-5); Captain Frank E. Beatty, of Wisconsin (BB-9); Captain Reginald F. Nicholson, of Nebraska (BB-14); Captain Thomas B. Howard, of Ohio (BB-12); Captain William H.H. Southerland, of New Jersey (BB-16); Captain Walter C. Cowles, of Kentucky (BB-6); Captain John M. Bowyer, of Illinois (BB-7); Captain Alexander Sharp, of Virginia (BB-13); Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay, of Yankton.
USNHC # NH 59552.
BB-18 Connecticut185kMAGDELENA BAY, WHERE THE FLEET ASSEMBLES FOR TARGET PRACTICE.
INTENSE RIVALRY OF CREWS IN MAKING NEW RECORDS WITH THE BIG GUNS

Seven inch gun drill aboard the Connecticut (BB-18) in Magdalena Bay, Mexico on 12 March 1908.
PDF Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 March 1908, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Fleet at Long Beach 507k The fleet at San Diego, Calif., 5, May 1908.
What looks like two Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships to the left; a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship in the center with what might be three other Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships in the immediate distance; two Illinois class (BB-7 / 9) battleships are on the right corner, behind them are the two Kearsarge class (BB-5 / 6) battleships and a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) or Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleship in the right corner of the photo.
Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33626,by W. D. Lambert; submitted by Tom Kermen.
BB-5 Kearsarge 573k Atlantic Fleet entering Golden Gate 6th May 1908. Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33669, from the Panoramic View Co., Chas. Z. Bailey, Mgr., Los Angeles, Cal. submitted by Tom Kermen.
Great White Fleet 192k The "Great White Fleet" lies in San Francisco Bay on 6 May 1908.
Nearest ship is an Illinois class (BB-7 / 9) battleship. Ahead of it are what appears to be two Maine class (BB-10 / 12) battleships.
Photo by Louis Bostwick, courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
BB-10 Maine124kIn drydock at Hunter's Point, San Francisco, California, circa 1908.USNHC # 63509.
Naval Review in San Francisco Bay, 17 May 1908 155k Panoramic photograph by the Pillsbury Picture Company showing the review of the "Great White Fleet" on 17 May 1908 by Secretary of the Navy Victor A. Metcalf, embarked in Yorktown (PG-1), which is steaming toward the left in the right center of the image. Three destroyers are in the line nearest to the camera (from left to center), with either Hopkins (DD-6) or Hull (DD-7) in the center and Lawrence (DD-8) next astern. Eleven battleships are present, in the rows on the opposite side of Yorktown's course, and seven Pacific Fleet armored cruisers are in the most distant row. Photo # NH 105310, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-8 Alabama 549k THE BATTLESHIPS MAINE (BB-10) AND ALABAMA (BB-8) HOMEWARD BOUND.Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 19 June 1908, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Harber242k Captain Giles B. Harber was Maine's (BB-10) Commanding Officer from 1908 to 1909 following his promotion to Rear Admiral. He assumed the duties of Commanding 3rd squadron, Pacific fleet. At one point he was the Commander-in-Chief of both the United States Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet.Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
Great White Fleet 104k Post card welcoming the "Great White Fleet" to Australia, circa August-September 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106181-KN. Courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
GWF901kTHE ATLANTIC FLEET OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY
From Official Bulletin of Bureau of Navigation showing the Vessels off the Port of Callao practicing the Gridiron maneuver. This is considered by Naval authorities to be the most dangerous evolution in steam tactics and its improper execution caused the loss of HMS Victoria with 798 men in 1893.
Picture faithfully represents the entire Fleet in official formation and vessels can be identified by numbers corresponding to table appended:
First Division
1. Connecticut (BB-18), Flagship, 2. Kansas (BB-21), 3. Vermont (BB-20), 4. Louisiana (BB-19),
Second Division
5. Georgia (BB-15), Flagship, 6. New Jersey (BB-16), 7. Rhode Island (BB-17), 8. Virginia (BB-13),
18 Torpedo Flotilla
Whipple (DD-15), Truxtun (DD-14), Lawrence (DD-8), Stewart (DD-13), Hopkins (DD-6) & Hull (DD-7)
Third Division
9. Minnesota (BB-22), Flagship, 10. Ohio (BB-12), 11. Missouri (BB-11), 12. Maine (BB-10)
17. Yankton {Special Dispatch Tender}
Fourth Division
13. Alabama (BB-8), Flagship 14. Illinois (BB-7), 15. Kearsarge (BB-5), 16. Kentucky (BB-6)
19. Auxiliaries
Glacier, [refrigerating ship], Panther,[repair ship], Culgea, [storeship] & Arethusa,[torpedo flotilla tender].
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 24 September 1908, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-10 Maine66kMaine (BB-10), photographed by Brown & Shaffer, 1909.USNHC # 101512.
BB-10 Maine42kBow on view of the Maine (BB-10), circa 1909. USN / USNI photo.
Caperton 140k Captain William Banks Caperton assumed command of Denver (C-14/PG-28/CL-16) on 20 April 1907 and transferred his command to Maine (BB-10) on 31 July 1908. He remained in command until the Maine was decommissioned on 31 August 1909.Digital ID: ggbain # 15823. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
1910's
BB-10 Maine65kInboard profile of Maine (BB-10) as modernized with cage masts. Note the installation of a central (fire control) station, which the U.S. Navy considered the key to long range gunnery. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-10 Maine1.16kRecommissioned 15 June 1911, Maine (BB-10) operated along the east coast & appears here on 11 July 1911.Text courtesy of DANFS.
National Archives Identifier: 45512754
Local Identifier: 165-WW-335A-28
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 03/24/17.
BB-10 Maine 724k Maine (BB-10) at New York Navy Yard, 3 October 1911. National Archives Identifier: 45512857
Local Identifier: 165-WW-335A-74
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
BB-10 Maine280kMaine (BB-10) in Gotham City,1911.Digital ID: 2162984429_db453ac5e8_o. LC-B2-2 332-14. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard9.43kCirca mid April 1915 panoramic photograph (looking west) of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard from the South Norfolk side of the river. Identified in the photograph are (left to right) two captured German raiders, Kronprinz Wilhelm and Prinz Eitel Friedrich, then, the super structure of a battleship {I believe Maine class (BB 10 / 12)}, two naval supply ships {I believe they are Proteus-class colliers}, and one more naval supply ship, {Neptune (AC-8) clearly marked} with two additional battleships {Delaware class (BB 28 / 29)} docked near it. On the far right side is Saint Helena Training Station in the Berkley section of Norfolk, Virginia.Photo from The Virginian-Pilot Photograph Collection / SMC Photograph Collection from the Norfolk Public Library (Va.)
Atlantic Fleet250k OUTLINED AGAINST A CURTAIN OF DARKNESS
A fleet of destroyers and torpedo-boats has now arrived at New York to join the heavy ships of the line. Altogether, about 50 vessels will be assembled when the ceremonies began next Monday. It is promised that the strained international relations will have no effect on the parade.
Photo by International News Service.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 13 May 1915, Night Extra, Image 16, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming2.57k"Ships of the Atlantic Fleet playing their searchlights at night along the Hudson River."USN photo by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Times 16 May 1915, Page 1.
BB-10 Maine280kCrew in dress whites lined up for inspection on the Maine (BB-10), 15 August 1916.
During World War I, she trained engineers, armed guard crews, and midshipmen.
Digital ID ggbain # 22422v. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-10 Maine152k16 August 1916 photo of the Maine (BB-10) as she operated along the east coast.
Philadelphia's' landsmen, in common with their brethren from other cities, are learning how to man big sea Uncle Sam's fighters in a month's cruise along the Atlantic coast
Image and text provided by Digital ID ggbain # 22465v & Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 09 September 1916, Night Extra, Image 14, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Maine885kTEACHING COLUMBIA MEN ON THE WASP TO SHOOT.
Students unable to leave on the Maine (BB-10) for the training cruise will be put on the battleship at sea from the converted yacht Wasp, aboard which they are learning to handle the 3-inch pieces.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 August 1916, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine716kCIVILIANS OFF ON NAVY PRACTICE CRUISE
Civilian fitted out with equipment being accompanied to quarters by officer on Maine (BB-10).
Preperations have been completed at the Brooklyn navy yard for the cruise along the Atlantic coast of about 1,000 civilians. The battleships Maine, New Jersey (BB-16) and Kentucky (BB-6) are in readiness for the citizen sailors. The three ships will be under the command of Rear Admiral Helm, commander of the Atlantic reserve fleet. The saiiors to be will be instructed in the art of handling guns, drilling, fire control system and other essentials. The battleship will go to Gardiner Bay, the cruise will last one month.
Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS.
Photo from The Topeka State Journal. (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1980, 23 August 1916, HOME EDITION, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine546kPipe All Hands on Deck for Grog, Here Come the Rookie Sailor Boys!
...The Maine (BB-10), with the salt water rookies aboard, bloomed white as she rode to sea....
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 27 August 1916, Image 54, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.94kNAVAL ROOKIES ABOARD BATTLESHIP Maine (BB-10)
Scenes aboard the battleship Maine, one of the vessels used for the month, training course of naval rookies. The Maine carries a large contingent of Yale, Harvard and Princeton students, many of whom are members of well known families. Among them is Junius Morgan, son of J.P. Morgan, who is seen in the foreground poking out his duffel bag.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Tomahawk. (White Earth, Becker County, Minn.) 1903-192?, 31 August 1916, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-11 Missouri510kMissouri (BB-11) operating as a training ship, circa 1917. The next ship astern is probably Maine (BB-10).Text courtesy of USNHC # NH 45915.
US National Archives photo # 80G-1035067 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-10 Maine120kYacht Atlantis (SP-40) passing the Maine (BB-10), prior to World War I. Photograph USNHC # 95862, by Paul Thompson, New York.
BB-10 Maine844kUnderway, circa 1918, port side view, shows the ship after modernization. This included cage masts, unarmored range finders on her turrets, a minimal bridge, and removal of 6" secondary guns, with the wet ones, forward, completely plated over.Text courtesy of USNHC photo # 19-N-14933.
National Archives Identifier: 45512752
Local Identifier: 165-WW-335A-27
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 03/24/17.
BB-10 Maine30kOfficial Program Fighting Vessels Booklet, 1918, Maine (BB-10),34 pages.
This programme ( 6" X 9 3/8" ) was dedicated for Navy Day Review in New York Harbor December 1918. 115 Vessels were present, from the presidential yacht Mayflower to the Idaho (BB-42).
Pictures include the Wyoming (BB-32), Arkansas (BB-33), Utah (BB-31), Florida (BB-30), South Carolina (BB-26), North Dakota (BB-29), New Hampshire (BB-25), Nebraska (BB-14), Louisiana (BB-19), Mississippi (BB-41), Minnesota (BB-22), Kansas (BB-21), Connecticut (BB-18), Vermont (BB-20), Georgia (BB-15), Michigan (BB-27),Kearsarge (BB-5), New Jersey (BB-16), Virginia (BB-13), Ohio (BB-10), Missouri (BB-11), Kentucky (BB-6), Illinois (BB-7), Rhode Island (BB-17), Alabama (BB-8), Indiana (BB-1), Wisconsin (BB-9), Massachusetts (BB-2), Iowa (BB-4) & Delaware (BB-28).
Destroyers McCall (DD-28), Walke (DD-34), Perkins (DD-26), Monaghan (DD-32), Collier Neptune (AC–8), as well as the Submarines Salmon (SS-19), Narwhal (SS-17), Stingray (SS-13) and Tarantula (SS-12).
Page shows a Key to Anchorage of all the Vessels in the New York City Harbor, from West 30th to West 170th.
Price was Tens cents, printed by Master Mates Pilot, 80 Broad Street, NY City.
Photograph & text courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-10 Maine197kMaine's (BB-10) crew.Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-10 Maine336kPost card of the Maine (BB-10) for Home and Country.Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-10 Maine1.34k In the Hudson River, New York, 27 December 1918. Note wartime modifications, including removal of some broadside guns.National Archives Identifier: 45512756
Local Identifier: 165-WW-335A-29
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 03/24/17.
Atlantic Fleet3.46kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, circa 1919.
Very congestioned basin and the lack of a clearer view makes identifying vessels a challenge.
In the distance, beyond Kearsarge's (BB-5) mainmast, is the Alabama (BB-8). Also, the BB hidden behind Kentucky (BB-6) is likely the Maine (BB-10), based on the two circular control tops on her masts, but I can't see enough other details to confirm it.
At the left side of the photo, on the near side of the basin, Ohio (BB-12) is next to the pier with St Louis (C-20) outboard of her. To the right we have Kearsarge closer to the camera with Illinois (BB-7) beyond. Immediately aft of these two is Wisconsin (BB-9). Behind Wisconsin are Connecticut (BB-18) on the right and Louisiana (BB-19) as the next ship to the left.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Richard Jensen.
Photo courtesy of Ric Hedmen.
BB-11 Missouri69kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Evening Public Ledger photographer. Ships are (front row, left to right): Missouri (BB-11); one Connecticut class battleship; Michigan (BB-27); and Saint Louis (C-20). Those in the back row are (left to right): Maine (BB-10); Kentucky (BB-6);Kearsarge (BB-5); Indiana (BB-1); Massachusetts (BB-2); Iowa (BB-4); Wisconsin (BB-9); and Illinois (BB-7). USNHC # NH 42525.
BB-9 Wisconsin63kU.S. Navy warships awaiting scrapping, 1922. Probably photographed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Maine (BB-10) is at right, down at the head with her side armor removed. Wisconsin (BB-9) is in the center. Columbia, (ex-Columbia) (CA-16) is toward the left, with a merchant ship alongside. USNHC # 100762.
BB-10664k REMEMBER THE MAINE!.
The U. S. battleship Maine (BB-10), as she was being prepared for towing from League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, to a commercial yard, where she will be scrapped.
Image and text provided by Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Photo from The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer. (Bridgeport, Conn.) 1918-1924, 27 April 1922, Magazine, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Plowshares 1.30k Turning Uncle Sam's Sea Fighters into Plowshares.
Scene at Philadelphia where Henry A. Hitner sons are scrapping the one-time prides of the United States Navy - a task made necessary by the Limitation of Armament Treaty. The battleships are: left to right - Missouri (BB-11), Maine (BB-10), Wisconsin (BB-9) and Kentucky (BB-6).
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 29 July 1922, Image 16.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC., courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Plowshares767kScrapping some of the great ships of Uncle Sam's Navy at Philadelphia. Photograph shows work on the battleship Maine (BB-10). The workmen are cutting holes in the 12-inch guns.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 06 August 1922, Image 70, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(NISMF)371kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

Additional Maine Images
4 General Views Of Maine From The Library Of Congress Server.

USS MAINE BB-10 History
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