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MAINE
(2nd Class Battleship)


Maine Class Battleship: Displacement 6,682 Tons, Dimensions, 324' 4" (oa) x 57' x 22' 6" (Max). Armament 4 x 10"/30 6 x 6"/30, 4 x 21" tt. Armor, 12" Belt, 8" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10" Conning Tower. Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Vertical, Triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 17 Knots, Crew 374.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard on October 17 1888. Launched November 18 1890. Commissioned September 17 1895. Decommissioned (Lost due to explosion.)
Fate: Blew up and sank, Havana Harbor, Cuba, February 15 1898. Hulk raised February 13 1912, Towed to sea and sunk in 600 fathoms of water in the Florida Strait, March 16 1912. 260 Officers and men died in the explosion of the Maine and remain on duty.

In Memorium:

In the Second Book of Shmuel (Samuel), 22nd chapter, 5th through the 19th verses, translated from the original in Hebrew and published by the Koren Publishers of Jerusalem, Israel, can perhaps aptly describe the fate of the crew and all other U.S.sailors who died defending their county:

"When the waves of death compassed me / the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; / the bonds of She'ol encircled me; / the snares of death took me by surprise; / in my distress I called upon the Lord, / and cried to my G-D: / and he heard my voice out of his temple, / and my cry entered into his ears. / Then the earth shook and trembled; /the foundations of heaven moved / and shook because of his anger /...the heavy mass of waters, and thick clouds of the skies /... And the channels of the sea appeared, / the foundations of the world were laid bare, / at the rebuking of the Lord, at the blast at the breath of his nostrils. / He sent from above, he took me; / he drew me out of many waters; / he delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me. / They surprised me in the day of my calamity: / but the Lord was my stay..."

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Maine337kPhoto 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.
Maine208kConstruction & 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.
Maine650kOriginal preliminary design of the Maine 10" guns & turret mounts, 7 November 1889. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 04/24/15.
Maine333kA line drawing of the Maine as completed. Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.
Maine512kSpectators on day of launching of Maine. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14344v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine352kDriving the wedges to lift the keel of the Maine.Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine370k Maine wedging up before launching. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14345r from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine554k Maine sawing the sole piece before launching. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14346v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine814kMaine just prior to launch.Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine1.00kMiss 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.
Maine108kLaunching 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.
Maine1.00kShip-house in which the Maine was built after launch.Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine704kMaine just after launch.Photo from Illustrated American, 6 December 1890 courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine949k Chicago at launching of Maine. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14146v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine71kMaine in the stream after the launching, 18 November 1889. Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Library of Congress, # LC-D4-20528.
Maine97kWatercolor 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.
Maine985k Maine Boilers.Photo from The Engineer, 3 January 1893, courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine936kThe Armored Cruiser Maine in dry dock at New York Navy Yard.Photo from The Engineer, 29 September 1894, courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine196kMaine under construction at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photo by Edward H. Hart, courtesy of Library of Congress, # 4a28249v.
Maine92k 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.
Maine1.14k"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.
Maine89kView looking forward on deck, port side, taken while the Maine was visiting Bar Harbor, Maine, 1895. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 48621.
Crowninshield 80kCapt. Arent Schuyler Crowninshield was the commissioning officer of the battleship Maine.Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library via Bill Gonyo.
Maine980kTHE 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.
Maine6.80k Port quarter view of the Maine taken in Bar Harbor, Maine, 1895. USN photo courtesy Pieter Bakels.
Maine829kAboard the Maine in 1896. "Three views of a fancy dress ball." Our second & third look at these seafaring thespians aboard the ill-fated battleship. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company, # 4a14376a & 4a14377a courtesy of shorpy.com.
Maine807kMaine paymaster's room, 1896. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14357v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine747k1896 photo showing one of the four torpedo tubes on the Maine, as completed. The torpedo in this tube exploded due to the concussion of the explosion which destroyed the ship. Source: Library of Congress, Photo No.LC-D4-20529
Photo submitted by Mike Green.
Maine529kMaine land drill, circa 1896. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14382v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine666kMaine marine skirmish drill, circa 1896. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14384r from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine3.90kTHE 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.
Maine3.34kSPAIN'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.
Maine568kMaine & New York (ACR-2) at Grant's Tomb, 27 April 1897.Photo by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14342v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine368kMaine in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard.Photo by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a28250v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
THE GREAT EXPOSITION 1.39k NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON IN ACTION FIRING OFF $1,000,000 WORTH OF POWDER AND SHELL IN AN HOUR
Iowa (BB-4), Ericsson (TB-2), Porter (TB-6), Indiana (BB-1), 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.
Maine1.80kFLEET MANEUVERS-1897
IN BATTLE ARRAY
The September Evolutions of the North Atlantic Squadron.
Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Iowa (BB-4), Massachusetts (BB-2) & 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.
Maine1.10k Currier & Ives print of the battleship Maine. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine759kMaine photographed circa 1895-98.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 60255-A.
Maine758kPort 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.
Maine 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.
Maine 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.
Maine 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.
Maine 571k THE MAINE'S MASCOT.Photo via uwm.edu
Maine1.31k 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.
Maine1.00k 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.
Maine1.45kOne of the ship's torpedo rooms. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.34kBefore the age of smile: Maine's officers pose for a solemn photo. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.20kDistinguished visitors board Maine's main deck. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.67kMaine's crew waiting for some event as is evident by sailors holding a white flag. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.21kMaine marksmen. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.53kMen of Maine. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.50kMen of Maine make music. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.48kMustached men of Maine at mess. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.38kMaking meals at mess. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine1.35kCall to practice arms aboard the Maine. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Maine50kThe Maine coming to overhaul us.
Photo #: N040670 courtesy of the State Archives of Florida via Don & Kay Wagner.
Maine127k"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.
Maine85kStarboard stern view of the Maine by E. Miller, 1898. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Maine559kMaine strikes an image in an antique celluloid album. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Maine96kLaundry day on the Maine by E. Miller, 1898. USN photo by E. Mueller courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Maine75kRetouched 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.
Maine300kThe many sides of Maine underway, circa 1898. From Atlas Editions, TRH Pictures, courtesy of Eric W. Dahlstrom & from "Battleships" by Peter Hore.
Maine50kA 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.
Texas1.33kWHAT WOULD HAPPEN SHOULD WE FIGHT WITH SPAIN
Here Are the Secret Plans of the United States Government in case of War With the Spaniards, the First Time Told.
Just Where Our Ships of War and Troops Would Be Located if We Took a Hand in the Cuban Trouble.
Pictured among the vessels are the New York (CA-2), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Massachusetts (BB-2), Columbia (C-12), Iowa (BB-4) & Maine.
Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo from The Anaconda Standard. (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, 16 January 1898, Morning, Image 15, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.34kBATTLE-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.
Maine3.17kThe 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.
Maine1.13kMaine underway.Photo from abc.se
Maine498kThe 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.
Maine770k The battleship Maine entering Havana harbor. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine382kThe Maine entering Havana Harbor, 25 January 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.
Maine111kMaine in Havana Harbor, Cuba, shortly before the explosion that would sink her.Courtesy of Scot McCoy.
Maine120kOil 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
Maine3.43kGOING 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.
Maine425kMaine anchored over her grave in Havana Harbor, from a Kodak picture taken at 4 o'clock on the afternoon of 15 February 1898, the date of her destruction.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Destruction
Maine78kThe Maine is destroyed by explosion, in Havana Harbor, Cuba, 15 February 1898. Artwork, copied from the contemporary publication Uncle Sam's Navy.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 61236.
Maine3.32kTHE UNITED STATES BATTLE-SHIP MAINE.
From a Photograph Taken For the New York Herald at Key West on January 16.
MAINE DESTROYED IN HAVANA HARBOR
THE SHIP IS BLOWN UP AT ANCHOR
Four Hundred and Twenty of Uncle Sam's Brave Boys Are Killed.
One of the Most Awful Disasters That Have Ever Overtaken the American Navy, and Spain is Open to Suspicion.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 16 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine232kPainting by the The Chicago firm of Kurz & Allison showing the destruction of the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, with inserts of location of the "Maine-Havana Habor," recovering the dead bodies, and head-and-shoulders portraits of Admiral Sicard and Captain Sigsbee. Digital ID: # 3j00059v, LC-USZC4-1572. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Maine449kMaine baseball team, 1897.
All blown up at Havana except J.H. Bloomer (back row, left corner) when the Maine was sunk by a mysterious explosion on 15 February 1898 in Havana harbor.
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp via Gary Priolo.
Maine469kTHE BATTLESHIP MAINE AS SHE APPEARED AT SEA UNDER FULL STEAM.
THE MAINE CATASTROPHE - ACCIDENT OR DESIGN
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 17 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.14kA FLOATING TORPEDO DESTROYED THE MAINE.
SEEN BY A SAILOR ON BOARD
Came From the Shore and Struck the Warship
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 18 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.78kTHE SCENE OF THE DISASTER
View of the City and Harbor of Havana From the Regla Side, Showing the Nearly Submerged Wreck of the Maine, with the Wrecking-boat in the foreground, Morro Castle and Cabanas Fortress on the Right of the Entrance and La Punta on the Left. The Nearest Landing to the Maine is the Machina Wharf, to Which the First of the Unfortunate Crew to Reach the Shore Swam After Being Thrown Into the Water. To the Right of the Machina Wharf and Near to the Water Are the Naval Commandant's Office, the Postoffice and the Custom - House, With the Treasury, and Beyond these, Some distance Back, the Palace, the Military Commandant's Office, Engineers' Headquarters, Cathedral and Naval Store houses, and Other Buildings of Note. The Central Foreground of the Picture Includes the Anchorage Reserved for Men-of-War, in Which Are Planted Six Mooring Buoys, Numbered in Succession From the Right to the Left. The Maine was Moored to Buoy 3, While the Alphonse XIII was at Number 4.
It is Worthy of Note That the Spanish Frigate Atocha was Destroyed by Fire in 1816 and the British Ship of the Line Invincible was Blown Up in 1741 on This Same Anchorage and Not Far From Where the Maine Met Her Fate. The British Man-of-War Apique was Blown up Just Within the Entrance in 1792.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 19 February 1898, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine983kSCENE AFTER THE EXPLOSION IN HAVANA HARBOR
The Spanish Warship Alphonso XII Training Its Searchlight on the Sinking Battleship Maine - Boats Picking Up the Survivors.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The Kansas City Journal (Kansas City, Mo.) 1897-1928, 19 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine524kWreck of the Maine sometime after 15 February 1898. NARA FILE #: 019-N-19-9-17. Photo # HD-SN-99-01931,from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Maine365kWreck of the Maine sometime after 15 February 1898.NARA FILE #: 019-N-2454. Photo # HD-SN-99-01930, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Maine3.59kAMERICAN SHIPS ARE AMERICAN SOIL
SPANIARDS MUST KEEP HANDS OFF

Even as a Wreck the Maine Is American.
If Spain Attempts to Interfere With the Investigation It Will Be Considered as an Unpardonable Act
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 19 February 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine990kTHE MAINE AS SHE NOW APPEARS IN HAVANA HARBOR-AND MEMBERS OF THE COURT OF INQUIRY. Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from Richmond Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 20 February 1898, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine773kThe Enemys' Blow or Accident? How the Discovery May Be Made.Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 20 February 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.88kThe Maine as she lay in the darkness at buoy No. 4 on the night of the disaster, with the object (supposed to have been a torpedo) described by a member of her crew as moving rapidly through the water toward the vessel. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 20 February 1898, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.09kTREACHERY OF SPANIARDS MAY SOON BE AVENGED
HOW THE MAINE MAY HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 21 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine2.10kTWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT AMERICAN SAILORS DEAD
Terrible Destruction of the Magnificent Battleship Maine Was the Greatest Calamity that Has Ever Befallen the Navy of the United States.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Hocking Sentinel. (Logan, Ohio) 1871-1906, 23 February 1898, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine713kTHE WRECK OF THE BATTLESHIP MAINE
A True photograph of the great Battleship as it now lies in Havana harbor.
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 24 February 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.18kAN OUTSIDE EXPLOSION WRECKED THE MAINE
EVIDENCE OF TREACHERY IS CONCLUSIVE.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 24 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine773kTO RAISE THE MAINE'S HULK
The Giant Tug C. A. Merritt Has Been Selected for The Heavy Task
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 26 February 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.75kFORWARD DECK OF THE BATTLE-SHIP MAINE AS IT WAS AND AS IT ISImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 28 February 1898, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.06k LEE SAYS TREACHERY DESTROYED THE MAINE
Funeral Procession of the Maine's Dead Through the Streets of Havana. The Procession Forming at City Hall
SOME OF THE DEAD WILL REST AT LAST IN AMERICAN SOIL
Public Opinion Moves the War Department to Make an Effort to Ship the Bodies to Key West.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 01 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.70kKEEL OF THE MAINE WAS BROKEN IN HALF
DIVERS HAVE POSITIVE EVIDENCE THAT A MINE DESTROYED THE SHIP
The Double Turreted Monitor Puritan (BM-1), One of the Most Powerful Warships Afloat.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 02 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.07kTHE WRECK OF THE MAINE - FROM A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN THE MORNING AFTER THE EXPLOSION.
The Wreck of the Maine is Slowly Sinking in Mud
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Big Stone Gap Post. (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, 03 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.63kHAVANA HARBOR AND THE WRECK OF THE MAINE.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 12 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.07kThe Wreck of the Maine is Slowly Sinking in Mud
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The Big Stone Gap Post. (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, 3 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.57k WRECKING THE MAINE
THE RIGHT ARM AT WORK ON THE WRECK
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 8 March 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine806kAN EXPLOSION FROM OUTSIDE
Caused the Maine Disaster Says the Court of Inquiry in Its Report
RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT FIXED
Nor is an Opinion Expressed as to the Nature of Explosion - Testimony Indicates Sub-Marine Mine - Formation of Flying Squadron - Spain's Report.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 26 March 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.20kTHE COURT OF INQUIRY'S REPORT
A SUBMARINE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAINE, SHOWING WHERE THE EXPLOSION STARTED
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo from The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 29 March 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.09kTHE LATE SECOND CLASS BATTLESHIP MAINE.Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Photo from The Bourbon News. (Paris, Ky.) 1895-19??, 01 April 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine343kCovering the caskets of the Maine victims with flowers.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine89k Funeral procession for crewmen killed when the ship exploded, in the streets of Havana, Cuba, shortly after the disaster. Retouched halftone photograph, copied from Uncle Sam's Navy, Volume IV, Number 3, 19 April 1898.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 46765.
Maine3.64kThe Battleship Maine Blows Up.
Tonight at Forest Park
A startling bewildering and awe inspiring spectacle-a living seething mass of fire, flame and varied colored explosives-a sight once seen never to be forgotten. Pain, the Fireworks King of all the world, under the supervision of six skilled pyrotechnists, will present the above as well as the following marvelous Fireworks Specialties.....
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 19 April 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine543kHOW DEWEY AND HIS MEN REMEMBERED THE MAINE.
Destroyed Eleven Spanish Warships aud Captured the Spanish Forts Without the Loss of a Man or a Ship.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo courtesy of The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 08 May 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine110k HABANA Recuerdo del Maine - Souvenir of Maine 1898 - no date. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine298kProbably an earlier view of the wreck of the Maine, similar view below showing advanced weather damage.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine520kPost card of the wreck of the Maine in Havana, Cuba. Photo by William Henry Jackson, # det 4a31863, courtesy of memory.loc.gov. via SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Maine380kBow view of the wreck of the Maine in Havana, Cuba.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine218k Wreck of the Maine in Havana, Cuba. Digital ID: # 2162913335_02411df444_o. LC-B2-2332-14. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
Maine148k The Maine's mast. Digital ID: # 2162694685_7a864ed471_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
Maine69k U.S. Navy diving crew at work on the ship's wreck, in 1898, seen from aft looking forward.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 46774.
Maine14k This is an original Remember the Maine Button with pin. These were made by J. Floersheim, Kunstadter & Co., Jackson & Market St's., Chicago,IL. This one was dated 21 July 1898.Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
Maine47kSign of the times and expression of feelings. "War Before Dishonor."Photo courtesy of timepassagesnostalgia.com & submitted by Tom Kermen.
Maine159kWm. H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee (formerly of Primrose & West). Cincinnati; New York: Strobridge Litho. Co., c1898. Digital ID: # 1802r, LC-USZ62-24126. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Raising & Sinking
Maine1.00kMaine Board Inquiry on board the Mangrove. Photo from National Geographic, 1917 via Dan Wilmes.
Maine2.86kFive page PDF of the Maine. Photos from National Geographic, 1917 via Dan Wilmes.
Maine3.19kACCUSED OF BLOWING UP THE MAINE Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 04 January 1899, Image 11, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Texas1.11kTHE MAINE'S MARTYR HEROES
The Battleship Texas Brings Their Remains to Hampton Roads.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from Virginian-Pilot. (Norfolk, Va.) 1898-1911, 27 December 1899, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine2.87kDEAD of the MAINE REST in their NATIVE LAND.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 December 1899, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 307k Maine's dead crew lie in rest, 1899 in Key West, Florida. Photo courtesy of Thomas Becher.
Maine 240k The wreck of the Maine on Summer solstice, 1900. Photo courtesy of Thomas Becher.
Maine3.19kVISITING THE WRECK OF THE MAINE IN HAVANA HARBOR ON FEBRUARY 15.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 23 February 1903, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 941k To raise the Wreck of the Maine at Last Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 02 November 1903, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine273kMaine as it is now, with Kentucky (BB-6) in the background, Havana, 3 September 1906. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 3a23342r from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine3.64kSIGSBEE'S LAST WORD ON THE BLOWING UP OF THE MAINE
TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 15, IS THE ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISASTER-DID THE SPANISH DO IT? - WHY IS THE WRECK NOT RAISED?
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 14 February 1909, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine684kTHE WRECK OF THE MAINE
Hulk of Ill Fated Battleship Still Lies in Havana Harbor.
It happened, curiously enough, that it was eleven years even to the day and hour after the old battleship Maine entered Havana harbor never again to leave it that the new battleship Maine (BB-10) bearing the same name steamed past Morro Castle and anchored but a short distance away from the wreck of the old vessel. The new Maine went to Cuban waters to be of service in connection with the formal transfer of governmental authority from the hands of Governor Magoon back to the Cubans themselves and their duly elected President Jose Miguel Gomez. The visit of the new Maine called attention to the fact that the wreck of her now historic predecessor still lies in the harbor of Havana, an obstruction and menace to navigation. President Roosevelt has recommended to Congress that an appropriation be made to remove the destroyed hulk.
It was on February 15, 1898, that the old Maine was blown up in Havana harbor. There is a movement in progress now to bring about a general patriotic observance of this date yearly as "Maine day." The incident of the blowing up of the vessel is one of the most tragic in our national history, and is it was the event which directly brought on the war with Spain it has had most far reaching results, affecting other nations besides ourselves. Strangely enough, the question of how and why the Maine was destroyed remains still unanswered.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo & text by The Marion Daily Mirror.(Marion, Ohio) 1892-1912, 19 February 1909, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 3.31k NEW YORK ENGINEER WHO PLANS TO RAISE BATTLESHIP MAINE Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 07 August 1910, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.36kTwo Prominent Men Want a Chance to Raise Battleship Maine From the Mud.
Two men prominent in the affairs of United Stairs shipping are seeking the contracts to raise the battleship Maine from the bottom of Havana harbor. John F. O'Rourke, head of a great engineering construction company has a plan for building cofferdams about the hull of the historic tomb of so many sailors and then pumping water from the giant caissons until the vessel will again float. Little is known about the idea of John Arbuckle, sugar king and coffee merchant and successful salver of several large steamers. He asserts that he has the endorsement of Admiral Dewey and has written President Taft asking to be allowed to submit his plans to the officers of the war department.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 10 August 1910, Last Edition, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.91kTODAY AT THE TOMB OF BATTLESHIP MAINE
About to Be Raised From the Ooze of Havana Harbor.
The Wreck of the Maine as It Looks Today. Above, the Party of U. S. Engineers Making a Preliminary Inspection.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 01 October 1910, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine609kBORING AROUND WRECK OF THE MAINE.
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONERS SUPERINTENDING THE MAKING OF BORINGS AROUND THE WRECK OF THE MAINE IN HAVANA HARBOR, PRELIMINARY TO RAISING THE SUNKEN BATTLESHIP.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 09 October 1910, Feature Section, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 2.31k PREPARING TO RAISE THE BATTLESHIP MAINE.
The commission sent here by the American war department to ascertain the best method of raising the wreck of the Battleship Maine has made its preliminary soundings to determine the material on which the vessel rests, and has found that the work will not be especially difficult. Divers found several bodies in the hull, but did not disturb them.
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from The Comrade. (Winnfield, La.) 1890-1914, 28 October 1910, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine509kROW STARTS OVER RAISING MAINE; U.S. ENGINEERS ARE CRITICIZED
Opposition Develops To Use Of Old-Style Methods In Lifting Noted Battleship
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 15 December 1910, 2:30 EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine117k Maine - raising, 1910 in Havana Cuba.Associated Press photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
Maine111kRaised wreckage of the Maine, 1910 in Havana Cuba.Associated Press photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
Maine1.20kHow the Army Engineers will uncover the MAINEPhoto from Scientific American, 24 December 1910, courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine261k13th anniversary, destruction of the Maine in Havana Harbor, 15 February 1911.Courtesy of Library of Congress, photo # 6a22663r.
Maine 631k Work of Raising the Maine Is Not Quite One half Completed. Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 03 March 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.87kNearly Ready to Start Raising Maine
FINISHING THE BIG COFFERDAM AROUND THE WRECK OF THE BATTLESHIP MAINE
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The Tacoma Times.(Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 29 May 1911, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine123kTwo Views of the Wreckage of Battleship Maine As It Appears Above Water in Havana Harbor,16 June 1911. Photo # 6a22687r and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 24 June 1911, LAST EDITION, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine233kCofferdam built around the wreck of the Maine. Digital ID: # 2163714782_3315fbb2c2_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
Maine233kCofferdam built around the wreck of the Maine showing her mud covered stern. Digital ID: # ggbain 09801. LC-B2-2299-13 / 2163746864_c898775a46_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
Maine 955k Twisted Hull Of Battleship Maine That Is Now Exposed
Removal of water discloses that old sea fighter is filled with mud and in generally hopeless condition
MUD BALKS WORKING ON MAINE. WRECK IS BADLY TWISTED
Vessel Lists More at End Than in Middle, Indicating Weakness.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 17 June 1911, LAST EDITION, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine2.87kArmament of Maine Is Ruined
Salvage Won’t Equal Expenses

Wreck of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor, showing the pump at work with the wreck just beginning to appear above the Water.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 18 June 1911, Image 45, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine328kThis is the latest picture of the wreck and show how the forward part of the Maine is folded back. That is the mass of wreckage in the center of the picture belongs and connect with the little pile of wreckage which is seen in right of picture." (Inscription on back) in Havana Harbor, 21 June 1911.Photo from the American Photo Co, courtesy of Library of Congress, # 6a23434r.
Maine513kLatest Picture of the Maine.Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 03 July 1911, 3:30 EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine520kStriking Photograph of the Battleship Maine Showing the Incrusted Wreck Revealed by Pumps.Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 11 July 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 1.13k Mystery of the Maine---Will the Next Few Weeks See Final Solution?
Whole Nation Now Awaits Results of Engineering Inquest Being Conducted in Havana Harbor
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo courtesy of The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 23 July 1911, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 692k LATEST PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BOW OF THE BATTLESHIP MAINE Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 02 August 1911, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine685kCleaning the Mud Away From the Battleship Maine Is a Slow Job
ALL of the water has been pumped from the inside of the cofferdam in closing the wreck of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor, but the wreck has not yet been entirely exposed to view, as it is burled in mud about thirty-five feet deep. Removing this mud is a slow process, because it is searched closely for the remains of the men whose bodies were not found at the time the battleship was destroyed.
Bones that have been recovered belonged to eighteen or twenty bodies, and more are being found daily. Until all the mud is removed, which will not be for several weeks, it will not be possible to answer the question as to the original explosion that destroyed the Maine. One of the pictures above shows the incrusted hull of the battleship, while the other shows that portion of the vessel most severely damaged by the explosion that sent her to the bottom.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 11 August 1911, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine520kPanoramic View of Havana Harbor Showing Wreck of Battleship Maine and Cofferdam Which Incloses It.Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 12 August 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine692kFIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF CAPT. SIGSBEE'S CABIN AS IT LOOKS TODAY. Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo & text by Medford Mail Tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, 9 September 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine785kAfter raising the old Maine from Havana Harbor.Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via flickr.com.
Maine133kStern View of Maine, 1911 - Havana. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine1.20kPRESENT STATE OF THE WRECKAGE OF THE BATTLESHIP MAINE
The arrow indicates the two large guns fallen with the turret below the deck level.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 07 November 1911, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine558kMaine Wreck Shows Evidence Of an External ExplosionImage and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 24 November 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.08kOUTSIDE EXPLOSION BLEW UP THE MAINE.
Board That Examined Wreck of Battleship in Havana Harbor Makes Its Final Report.
EXPLOSIVE OF "LOW "-"FORM"
That Term Taken to Indicate a Mine. No Clew to Those Responsible for the Disaster. Full Report Not Revealed.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 09 December 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine308kUSING THE GAS-TORCH ON THE MAINE Maine to be Dumped in GulfImage and text provided by University of New Mexico.
Photo & text by The Spanish American. (Roy, Mora Co., N.M.) 19??-19??, 16 December 1911, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.09k"SELL THE OLD CARCASS TO CONEY ISLAND."
Representative Macon of Arkansas advocated selling the wreck of the Maine (which now appears as shown in the photograph below) for show purposes. The House voted down the proposal.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 17 December 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 1.07k USING THE GAS-TORCH ON THE MAINE.
IN the work of cutting up the remains of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor the oxyacetylene gas-torch is being used very effectively. With this device the tangled wreckage is quickly cleared away and openings are easily cut through steel plate.
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from The Colfax Chronicle. (Colfax, Grant Parish, La.) 1877-1981, 13 January 1912, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine776k Maine in Havana harbour in 1912. This image was photographed from the original glass plate on 16 April 2014. Photo from United States Naval History and Heritage Command # WHI.2014.03. via Robert Hurst.
Maine519kMast of the Maine before being brought to the USNA. Photo courtesy of old-picture.com.
Maine1.51k Maine to be Dumped in GulfImage and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo & text by The Daily Missoulian.(Missoula, Mont.) 1904-1961, 07 February 1912, Morning, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 541k Battleship Maine To Be Dumped In Gulf Of Mexico
Cutting up the Maine.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy of Bisbee Daily Review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 09 February 1912, Image 2 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine303kBurial of the Maine, towing out of Havana Harbor.LOC photo # LC-USZ62-27882 by R. W. Harrison, courtesy of lcweb2.loc.gov.
Maine305kThe North Carolina & Birmingham escorting the Maine to sea. The Maine going to her last resting place. Photograph taken from Castillo de la Punta, Castillo del Morro visible in background. Crowds of people and automobiles on Malecon Drive. Digital ID: # 6a22655r, LC-USZ62-87042. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Maine442kHOW THE MAINE WILL BE BURIED
The Engineering Miracles and the Ceremonies That make the Destruction of the Tragic Wreck the Most Extraordinary Funeral the World Has Ever Seen
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from El Paso Herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 23 February 1912, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 643k Laying the Cornerstone of the Maine Monument in New York. Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 01 March 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine4.09kTHE BEGINNING AND END OF THE TRAGEDY OF THE MAINE.
Photograph of the American battleship entering the harbor of Havana on a friendly visit, 25 January 1898. On 15 February she was sunk by an explosion, carrying down with her 260 officers and men of the United States Navy.
Roses on Its Decks Will Float When Battleship Disappears Forever...After the Ceremony Thirty-four Coffins Will Be Brought Home by the Cruiser North Carolina (ACR-12).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 16 March 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine473kBurial of the Maine takes place today.PDF courtesy of NY Times.
Maine1.88kPICTURES OF THE MAINE AND THE INJURIES THAT DESTROYED HERImage and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 17 March 1912, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.09kFIRST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BURIAL OF THE MAINE.
The hulk of the old battleship slowly sinking. The scout cruiser Birmingham (CL-2) to the left.
THE LAST PLUNGE OF THE MAINE.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 March 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine55kAt 5:21 p.m. on 16 March 1912, Maine was sunk in 600 fathoms in the Atlantic.Courtesy of USN.
Maine 643k LAST VOYAGE AND FUNERAL OF THE BATTLESHIP MAINE
These news photographs, just arrived from Havana, show the last day of the Battleship Maine, raised last summer from Havana harbor. The Maine was towed out to sea and sunk 16 March. The lower picture shows her passing Moro Castle; the upper shows her with sea cocks opened, sinking forever in the ocean.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 28 March 1912, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.91kMAINE JOINS NATION'S FLEET BELOW
Treachery's Victim Rests In Honor's Berth
GOES DOWN WITH COLORS FLYING, NOT IN DEFEAT
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 17 March 1912, Image 41, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine109k Repatriation of Maine victims, 1912. The flag-draped caskets of the victims of the Maine explosion are brought ashore at the Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, from Birmingham (C-2), 23 March 1912.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1690.
Maine506k Burial services of sailors recovered from the Maine, held at the south end of the State, War, and Navy Dept. Building, 23 March 1912. Washington D.C.
NARA FILE #: 042-M-G-42. Photo HD-SN-99-01965, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Maine 4.20k REV. J0HN P. CHADWICK
Rev. Father John P. Chadwick, who was chaplain of the battleship Maine at the time of its destruction in Havana harbor, assisted in conducting the ceremony at the interment of 34 unidentified bodies of victims of the disaster in Arlington cemetery. He also conducted the religious service when the hulk of the Maine was sunk in deep water off Havana.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside & Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Record-Union. (Sacramento, Calif.) 1891-1903, 13 March 1898, Image 7, & Warren Sheaf. (Warren, Marshall County, Minn.) 1880-current, 28 March 1912, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine124kStern peak of the Maine filmed by ROV, three miles off the Cuban coast on 1150 m depth.
3D animation of ROV on the wreck abc.se
>Photo from abc.se
Memorial
Maine 670k HONOR FOR THE FALLEN HEROES OF OUR WAR WITH SPAIN
Anchor of the Maine
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. 1901-1902, 1904-1971, 18 May 1902, Magazine Features, Page 4, Image 30, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine3.67kTHE PROPOSED MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE BATTLESHIP MAINE.
The final design will be somewhat modified in its dimensions, but otherwise will appear as shown here. The youthful figure on the prow of the galley is intended to symbolize Cuba starting on her national career. The group behind contains three figures called "Fortitude," "Courage" and "The Family." The family consists of two figures, supposed to represent a widow and child. Courage is represented as defending them. On the left is shown a symbolical figure intended to typify the Atlantic Ocean, while on the other side is the figure of an aged man styled "Pacific Ocean." The bronze group on top is called "Columbia Triumphant."
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 10 July 1910, Image 49, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine716kMaine Mast To Serve As Flagstaff At Army Post
The steel foremast of the old battleship Maine, being raised at Havana harbor, which has been brought to New York, where it will be erected as a flagstaff at the headquarters of the department of the east of the army on Governor's Island. The historic mainmast was carried on the Ward Line steamship Bayamo, and its size made it necessary for it to be placed uncovered on the foredeck of the vessel, where covered with rust, barnacles and other shell formations, showing the effects of its long sojourn at the bottom of the sea, it was an object of almost abnormal interest to the liner's passengers, who wanted to cut pieces from it as souvenirs. The mast is pitted and broken and twisted in places.
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by El Paso Herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 23 June 1911, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine132kThe battered and rust eaten foremast of the battleship Maine reached New York on Sunday. It will be cleaned and painted and set up on Govenor's Island to be used as a flagstaff for Old Glory. It was blown off just below the main deck by the force of the explosion.Associated Press text & photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
Maine593k MAINE'S MAST AND CONNING TOWER ATTRATCS SIGHTSEERS AT GOVERNORS ISLAND, N.Y.Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo & text by The Marion Daily Mirror.(Marion, Ohio) 1892-1912, 24 June 1911, FIRST SECTION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine616kCRUISER CONVEYS BONES OF BATTLESHIP MAINE VICTIMS TO LAST RESTING PLACE
Coffins aboard the Birmingham and Rev. Father Chadwick
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Marion Daily Mirror. (Marion, Ohio) 1892-1912, 25 March 1912, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine520kBurial of the Dead of the Battleship Maine in Arlington's Cemetery Was Accompanied by Nations Highest Possible Military HonorsImage and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, 16 April 1912, SECOND EDITION, SECOND SECTION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine662kConstruction of the Maine Memorial circa 1912-1913 at Central Park at New York City. Source: Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-B2-2671-5 via Mike Green.
Maine4.48kMAINE RELIC IS UNVEILED BY VETERANS OF 2 WARS
Scenes at the unveiling of a relic of the Maine at Lakeside park in Oakland. Miss Marguerite Webber placing a floral token at the base of the monument, in the presence of Major E. A. Sherman (at left), a prominent member of the G. A. R. (upper picture); snapshot of a group of women laying flowers on the relic (lower picture.)
"Monument in Oakland Park Is Tribute to 300 Who Went Down With Ship
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 February 1913, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine935kModel of Plaques From Brass Taken From the Maine Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 22 February 1913, FINAL EDITION, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 685k ATLANTIC FLEET ORDERED TO NEW YORK FOR DEDICATION OF MAINE MONUMENT Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo by The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 29 April 1913, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 703k Maine Monument commitee on Wyoming (BB-32), May 1913.
Members of the committee included: Chairman James Grant Wilson, William R. Hearst, George F. Shrady, John W. Keller, and J. Edward Simmons. In 1913, the monument was placed at the Columbus Circle and 59th Street entrance to Central Park in New York City.
Photo # LC-B2-2696-17 & text from George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) via flickr.com.
Maine 565k The National Maine monument was dedicated today. Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo courtesy of Bisbee Daily Review.(Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 31 May 1913, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine163kMaine Monument unveiled - 30 May 1913. Digital ID ggbain # 13031v. LC-B2-2694-5. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 05 July 1913, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine715kMemorial to the battleship Maine located in Central Park in New York City. Source: Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-B2-2698-9 via Mike Green.
Maine957k"Arlington National Cemetery, 1922." With the Maine Memorial rising at left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative via shorpy.com
Maine 715k United States sailors swarmed up the ropes to the top of the fighting mast of the Maine, now a monument to the ship's dead in cemetery at Arlington. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 01 June 1915, HOME EDITION, Image 11 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 784k "Remember the Maine." The old Spanish War slogan was carried out Decoration Day, when Rear Admiral Sigsbee and Chaplain Chidwick, commander and chaplain of the old battleship, placed a wreath on the monument in Central Park commemorating the famous ship, sunk in Havana Harbor twenty-one years ago. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 08 June 1919, Image 50, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 419k View of the floral tributes to the heroes of the Maine on the Maine Monument Memorial Day. Rear Admiral Sigsbee, commander of the battleship when she was blown up, was present at the exercises. Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 08 June 1919, Section 5 Pictorial Section, Image 52, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine 1.38k Chaplain of Old Maine Celebrates Field Mass
Monsignor John P. Chidwick, chaplain of the United States battleship Maine when it was blown up in Havana Harbor, celebrating the first field mass of the Staten Island Chapter of the Knights of Columbus on the athletic field of the Curtis High School at New Brighton, Staten Island, in memory of the soldiers, sailors and marines who died in the Spanish-American and World Wars.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 14 October 1919, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine390kFloral ship in memory of Maine victims at the Brookly Navy Yard. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Maine 1.95k DECORATIONS ON THE MAINE MEMORIAL.
View of the anchor memorial of the battleship Maine in Washington, on the twenty-second anniversary ot the blowing up of that ship in Havanu harbor. The decorations were given by President Wilson, the Spanish war veterans and the Cuban minister.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Bemidji Daily Pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, 08 March 1920, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.30k Bronze plaque, Memorial to the Maine in Saco, Maine.Photos courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine341kBattleship Maine Explosion Memorial, Havana, Cuba. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine463kBattleship Maine Monument, Havana, Cuba.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine1.44kShield from Battleship Maine Sunk in Havana Harbor, 1898, Bangor, Maine.Photos courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine124kThe Maine 6 inch 0.30 caliber deck gun at Fort Allen Park, Portland Maine. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine1.30kBattleship Maine one-pounder, Jordan Park, Milford, ME, May 2012.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine468k Battleship Maine anchor, Arlington National Cemetary.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine468kBattleship Maine Memorial, Key West, Florida.Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine788kPhoto of the wreck of the Maine and close up of her aft 10-in gun turret and guns at Blaine House, Augusta, ME, 17 July 2012. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine1.10kMaine Soup Tureen & Silver set at Blaine House, Augusta, ME, 17 July 2012. Silver Service clip from the N.Y. Times, 23 August 1891, page 4, column 7.
Photos courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Maine1.10kREMEMBER THE MAINE glass ornament, Billiards Room, Blaine House, 17 July 2012. Photos courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Seawolf 95k A Navy ceremonial guard unveils The Lone Sailor statue during the dedication ceremonies for the US Navy Memorial on 13 October 1987, on the anniversary of the Navy's birthday. The seven-foot bronze statue is a composite of the US Navy bluejacket of the past, present and future and is molded with artifacts from eight US Navy ships: the iron-clad steamer Ranger, frigates Constitution and Constellation, steamer Hartford, battleship Maine, light cruiser Biloxi (CL-80), aircraft carrier Hancock (CV-19) and the nuclear-powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21). USN photo # DN-ST-88-00823, by PH1 Chuck Mussi, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Maine262kSummer view of the Maine Mast Monument, at Arlington, Va. 17 June 2003, bounded on two sides by Sigsbee Drive, is named after Adm. Charles Dwight Sigsbee, who commanded the vessel as a captain at the time of its destruction. The mast is the actual main mast from the Maine, which was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba, 15 February 1898. The mizzenmast is at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The base of the monument represents the turret of a battleship; through its center is the main mast from the Maine. Around the sides of the turret are inscribed the names of all who lost their lives in the disaster, and over the door is the inscription: "Erected in memory of the officers and men who lost their lives in the destruction of the Maine at Havana, Cuba, February Fifteenth MDCCCXCVIII." On the south side are two bronze cannons that were captured from the Spanish.
Fall view.
USN photo # N-9593R-031 by Chief Warrant Officer Seth Rossman, courtesy of news.navy.mil / Navy News Stand & Mike Green.
(NISMF)376kA 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
Maine (Over View) 19 Images From The Library Of Congress Server.
Maine (Launch) 12 Images From The Library Of Congress Server.
Maine (Details) 10 Images From The Library Of Congress Server.
Maine (Crew) 22 Images From The Library Of Congress Server.
Maine (Marines) 6 Images From The Library Of Congress Server.
Maine (Wreck) 14 Images From The Library Of Congress Server.

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