USS Maine Monument

Local nameUSS Maine Monument
LocationManhattan, New York City, United States

{{About|the ship sunk in Havana, 1898|other ships of the same

USS Maine was a United States Navy ship that sank in Havana Harbor in February 1898, contributing to the outbreak of the Spanish–American War in April. American newspapers, engaging in yellow journalism to boost circulation, claimed that the Spanish were responsible for the ship's destruction. The phrase "Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain!" became a rallying cry for action. Although the Maine explosion was not a direct cause, it served as a catalyst that accelerated the events leading up to the war.

Maine is described as an armored cruiser or second-class battleship, depending on the source. She was commissioned in 1895, it was the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after the state of Maine.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Maine_(1889)

Official website http://www.centralparknyc.org/things-to-see-and-do/attractions/maine-monument.html?referrer=https://www.google.cz/

Address Merchants' Gate, West 59th Street at Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, USA

Coordinates 40°46'5.67" N -73°58'51.55" E

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