USS Maine

DescriptionOn 15 February 1898, while at anchor in Havana harbor, Cuba, an explosion of undetermined origin in the ship's magazine damaged and sank the ship. Of the 374 officers and men aboard, 266 died immediately, another eight died later from their injuries. The ship's sinking precipitated the Spanish-American War.
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost274
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
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