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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battleship Maine Memorial

 
 
Battleship Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Battleship Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This gun came off the Battleship Maine
The Sinking of the Maine resulted in the Spanish American War
1898

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.091′ N, 81° 1.953′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Gervais Street (U.S. 1 - 378) near Sumter Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located near the North side of the State House Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumter Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James F. Byrnes (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Memory of South Carolina Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (about 300 feet away); South Carolina Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away); The State House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the USS Maine
Battleship Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Battleship Maine Memorial Marker
This Mark III six-pounder gun, No. 207, was manufactured in 1894 and weighed 608 pounds. The USS Maine carried seven of these "rapid fire" weapons. (Editor)
. USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship originally designated as Armored Cruiser #1 (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Destruction of USS Maine. Department of the Navy-Naval Historical Center (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels
 
Battleship Maine image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. Battleship Maine
USS Maine Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1999
4. USS Maine Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,753 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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