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MAINE (SECOND-CLASS ARMORED BATTLESHIP)
(ex - ARMORED CRUISER #1)
OTHER
VESSEL STATUS
Class: UIC:
Status: Sunk by explosion Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 02/15/1898 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard New York
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: Commission Date: 09/17/1895
Keel Date: 10/17/1888 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/18/1889 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 8.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 319 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 57 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 22 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 6682 tons Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 31
Enlisted: 343
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: MAINE WAS SUNK ON 2/15/1898 IN THE HARBOR OF HAVANA, CUBA BY AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION THAT SET OFF THE FORWARD MAGAZINE. ON 8/5/1910 CONGRESS AUTHORIZED THE RAISING OF MAINE. ON 2/2/1912 SHE WAS REFLOATED UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE U.S. ARMY ENGINEERS AND TOWED OUT TO SEA WHERE SHE WAS SUNK IN DEEP WATER IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ON 16 MARCH 1912 WITH APPROPRIATE MILITARY HONORS AND CEREMONIES.
Last Updated: 10/26/2011
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