[Piece of the Deck of the U.S.S. Maine]

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Creation: 1895

This is a section of the deck of the U.S.S. Maine which was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on February 15, 1898, as a result of an explosion in the forward part of the ship. Speculation continues as to what really caused the Maine to explode that evening, whether it was a naval mine, a fire in the coal bunker or a deliberate attack by the Spanish. “Remember the Maine” was used as a rallying cry as the U.S. entered into what would become the Spanish-American War.

Title

[Piece of the Deck of the U.S.S. Maine]

Date

Creation: 1895

Description

This is a section of the deck of the U.S.S. Maine which was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on February 15, 1898, as a result of an explosion in the forward part of the ship. Speculation continues as to what really caused the Maine to explode that evening, whether it was a naval mine, a fire in the coal bunker or a deliberate attack by the Spanish. “Remember the Maine” was used as a rallying cry as the U.S. entered into what would become the Spanish-American War.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Fragments

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection

Files

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Citation

“[Piece of the Deck of the U.S.S. Maine],” Gallery, accessed November 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/934.