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|337k||Photo of the construction of the New Warship Maine at the Brookly Navy Yard, cover of Scientific American on 5 October 1889 and page 2.||Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|208k||Construction & Repair proposal that became the Maine. Note the 10-inch guns are in open shields. The ship was actually built with enclosed turrets, which had to be mounted a deck height lower because of their weight. The shields and barbettes were initially attractive because they were light enough to be mounted very high in a ship, but they grew less and less attractive as rapidly firing guns came to threaten their crews. The heavier guns fired slowly enough that they had to concentrate on easier targets such as belt armor.||Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.|
|333k||A line drawing of the Maine as completed.||Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.|
|352k||Driving the wedges to lift the keel of the Maine.||Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|814k||Maine just prior to launch.||Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|1.00k||Miss Alice Tracy Wilmerding, granddaughter of Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Tracy, and his majestic self appear on the launching platform of the Maine on 18 November 1890.||Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|108k||Launching of the Maine at the New York Navy Yard, 18 November 1889. Engraving copied from Scientific American magazine, Vol. 45, 1898.||Courtey of the United States Navy Historical Center, photo # NH 46767.|
|1.00k||Ship-house in which the Maine was built after launch.||Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|704k||Maine just after launch.||Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|71k||Maine in the stream after the launching, 18 November 1889.||Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Library of Congress, # LC-D4-20528.|
|97k||Watercolor of Maine . |
Playing Second fiddle is a three page PDF from The American Engineer concerning an article that appeared in Scientific American 29 November 1890 regarding the construction of the Maine.
|Photo & PDF courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|985k||Maine Boilers.||Photo from The Engineer, 3 January 1893, courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|936k||The Armored Cruiser Maine in dry dock at New York Navy Yard.||Photo from The Engineer, 29 September 1894, courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|74k||Maine in dry dock at New York Navy Yard?||Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Library of Congress, # 4a28249r.|
|92k||The Maine, sometime between her launching on 18 November 1889 & commissioning 17 September 1895. Note that she appears not to have received her main armament in this port side photograph.||Photo courtesy of Geff Adams.|
|1.14k||"A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL TRIP'|
THE BATTLESHIP MAINE LIKELY TO GIVE SATISFACTION.
| Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.|
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 18 October 1894, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|89k||View looking forward on deck, port side, taken while the Maine was visiting Bar Harbor, Maine, 1895.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 48621.|
|80k||Capt. Arent Schuyler Crowninshield was the commissioning officer of the battleship Maine.||Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library via Bill Gonyo.|
|980k||THE MAINE IN COMMISSION|
OLD GLORY HOISTED ON ANOTHER WARSHIP YESTERDAY
|Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.|
Photo courtesy of The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 18 September 1895, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|6.80k||Port quarter view of the Maine taken in Bar Harbor, Maine, 1895.||USN photo courtesy Pieter Bakels.|
|829k||Aboard the Maine in 1896. "A fancy dress ball." Our second look at these seafaring thespians aboard the ill-fated battleship.||8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company, # 4a14376a, courtesy of shorpy.com |
Photo added 05/16/13.
|3.90k||THE BLOCKADING FLEET OFF CHARLESTON.|
This picture represents the cruiser Columbia (C-12) getting under way to pive chase to a blockade-runner in obedience to a signal hoisted at the yardarm of Admiral Bunce's flagship the New York (ACR-2).
The battle-ships Indiana (BB-1) and Maine at anchor are shown in the background. The Columbia has flashed an electric light over the waters, striking the shore near Fort Moultrie. The big cruiser is too late however, as the fleet torpedo-boat has got past the fort and signalizes her safety by sending up a rocket.
|Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 14 February 1897, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|3.34k||SPAIN'S NAVY AND OUR OWN.|
Ships That Would Fight in Event of War and How They Are Equipped
|Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.|
Photo & text by The Times. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, (Richmond, Va.) 1890-1903, 28 March 1897, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.39k||NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON IN ACTION FIRING OFF $1,000,000 WORTH OF POWDER AND SHELL IN AN HOUR|
Iowa (BB-04), Ericsson (TB-2), Porter (TB-6), Indiana (BB-01), Texas, Maine, New York (ACR-2), Amphitrite (BM-2) , Terror (M-4), Raleigh (C-8).
Drawn by an expert marine artist from exact details. The line of battle is that described by Captain Mahan.
|Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.|
Photo from The Anaconda Standard. (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, 16 May 1897, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
IN BATTLE ARRAY
The September Evolutions of the North Atlantic Squadron.
Indiana (BB-01), Texas, Iowa (BB-04), Massachusetts (BB-02) & Maine.
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 28 August 1897, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.10k||Currier & Ives print of the battleship Maine.||Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|759k||Maine photographed circa 1895-98.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 60255-A.|
|758k||Port view, circa 1895-1898.||Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.|
|965k||THE U.S. BATTLE-SHIP MAINE .||Photo via uwm.edu & The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.|
|771k||COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE MAINE .||Photo via uwm.edu & The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.|
|1.20k||OFF DUTY ON THE MAINE .|| Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 18 February 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo via uwm.edu & The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
|571k||THE MAINE'S MASCOT.||Photo via uwm.edu|
|1.31k||Maine men moving marines.||Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.|
|1.00k||Maine men, three up, three down.||Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.|
|1.45k||One of the ship's torpedo rooms.|
|1.34k||Before the age of smile: Maine's officers pose for a solemn photo.|
|1.20k||Distinguished visitors board Maine's main deck.|
|1.67k||Maine's crew waiting for some event as is evident by sailors holding a white flag.|
|1.53k||Men of Maine.|
|1.50k||Men of Maine make music.|
|1.48k||Mustached men of Maine at mess.|
|1.38k||Making meals at mess.|
|1.35k||Call to practice arms aboard the Maine.|
|50k||The Maine coming to overhaul us.||
Photo #: N040670 courtesy of the State Archives of Florida via Don & Kay Wagner.
|127k||"Gunner's Gang", photographed in one of the ship's torpedo rooms. Half toned photograph, published in Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 50183.|
|85k||Starboard stern view of the Maine by E. Miller, 1898.||U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|559k||Maine strikes an image in an antique celluloid album.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|96k||Laundry day on the Maine by E. Miller, 1898.||U.S. Navy photo by E. Mueller courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|75k||Retouched image of a photograph by A. Loeffler, with an inset portrait of her last Commanding Officer, Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, USN. This print was published as a memento following the ship's loss on 15 February 1898.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph photo # NH 61674.|
|300k||The many sides of Maine underway, circa 1898.||From Atlas Editions, TRH Pictures, courtesy of Eric W. Dahlstrom & from "Battleships" by Peter Hore.|
|50k||A watercolor by the artist Richard C. Moore entitled "Battleship Maine" depicting the Maine underway, circa 1898.||Photo courtesy of ship-paintings.com. Courtesy of the artist Richard C. Moore.|
|3.34k||BATTLE-SHIP MAINE GOES TO HAVANA|
Evidently the Situation Is Serious at the Cuban Capital.
Although the State Department Declares the Cruise Is Only a Friendly Visit,Trouble Is Predicted.
|Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library & University of California, Riverside.|
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 25 January 1898, Image 1 & The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 25 January 1898, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|3.17k||The Most Striking Incidient in the Life of the U.S. Battleship Maine Before Her Ill-Fated End in Havana Harbor. As painted for Congress.||Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.|
Photo by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 February 1899, Image 21, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|498k||The Maine on the Way to Her Doom.||Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC..|
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 07 April 1912, Image 30, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|770k||The battleship Maine entering Havana harbor.||Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.|
|382k||The Maine entering Havana Harbor, 25 Jan. 1898.|
She would blow up and sink three weeks after this picture was taken.
|USN Photo # HD-SN-99-01929, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. |
Text courtesy of National Archives photo # 111-SC-94543.
|111k||Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba, shortly before the explosion that would sink her.||Courtesy of Scot McCoy.|
|120k||Oil on canvas painting by the artist James Flood entitled "Maine - 1898." A bad day for the crew, a bad day for Havana, and a bad day for Spain.||Photo and text courtesy of oldgloryprints.com|
|3.43k||GOING TO HER DOOM.|
The American battleship Maine passing Morro Castle on the way to her anchorage in Havana harbor, at the point where her wreck now lies, and where so many of Uncle Sam's brave boys in blue sleep beneath the murky waters.
OFFICERS OF THE MAINE EXPECTED THEIR SHIP WOULD BE DESTROYED
One of Them Said to Have Written That the Worst Would Happen if the Vessel Remained in the Harbor of Havana After the 15th of February, the Fatal Day.
|Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.|
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 22 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|425k||Maine anchored over her grave in Havana Harbor, from a Kodak picture taken at 4 o'clock on the afternoon of 15 Feb. 1898, the date of her destruction.||US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
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