Sunday, July 29, 2007

Rare photograph of the USS Maine taken in 1896

I have this rare photograph of the battleship Maine taken in 1896. The Maine was the ship destroyed by explosion in Havana harbour on 15 February 1898. These are probably nominal figures:

USS Maine
Displacement: 6,682 tons
Dimensions: 318ft x 57ft x 21ft-6in
Machinery: two vertical triple expansion engines
eight Scotch boilers
IHP: 9,300
Speed on trials: 17.45 knots
4-10in, 6-6in, and 15 smaller guns
Completed in 1895

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