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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

USS Maine Memorial

 
 
USS Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2020
1. USS Maine Memorial
Inscription.  
Torpedo Port
Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898

Erected by EH Liscum Camp No 7
USWV
Feb 16 1913

 
Erected 1913 by United Spanish War Veterans EH Camp Liscum No. 7.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
 
Location. 37° 48.659′ N, 122° 15.681′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Memorial is at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Harrison Street, on the right when traveling west on Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War With Spain Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Paramount Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Saint Mary's College
USS Maine Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2020
2. USS Maine Memorial - wide view
(approx. 0.7 miles away); 1946 General Strike (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oakland City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of College of California (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this memorial. The memorial is located on the grounds of the Downtown Oakland Senior Center (formerly the Veterans Memorial Building).
 
Also see . . .  USS Maine (1889) (Wikipedia). "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." (Submitted on October 4, 2020.) 
 
<i>U.S.S. Maine Torpedo Tube</i> image. Click for full size.
Edward H. Hart / Detroit Photographic Co. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1896
3. U.S.S. Maine Torpedo Tube
The Maine had a total of 4 above-water 18-inch torpedo tubes. At least one other tube has been used as part of a memorial, as there is also a similar memorial in West Park in Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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