‘Remember the Maine!’

Or so went the cry after an explosion destroyed the USS Maine battleship in February 1898 as it moored in Havana Harbor.

The explosion killed two officers and 250 men outright, with eight others dying from injuries. It also led to suspicions, which led to the Spanish-American War and the “Remember the Maine” battlecry.

Today’s DownEast.com trivia question asked:

How many navy ships have been named USS Maine?

Answer

Four U.S. Navy Ships have been named in honor of the Pine Tree State.

Here are links to more information on the four ships:

The Maine

USS Maine (BB-10)

USS Maine (BB-69)

SSBN 741 Maine

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