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USS Maine Memorial

 
 
Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 21, 2011
1. Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Commemorating the destruction of the Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor Cuba February 15, 1898 and to the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of Allegheny County who participated in the Spanish American War of 1898-1899 which followed this disaster. Erected A.D. 1911 by the City of Pittsburgh and the County of Allegheny in grateful recognition of their patriotic service.
 
Erected 1911 by City of Pittsburgh and County of Allegheny.
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1885.
 
Location. 40° 27.189′ N, 80° 0.657′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Memorial can be reached from Arch Street south of West North Avenue. Located on the west side of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh's North Side. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Western Penitentiary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter C. Reiners Soldiers' Monument
Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 21, 2011
2. Maine Memorial
Remains of one of the Maine's torpedo tubes in foreground.
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(about 400 feet away); Allegheny County Soldier's Monument (about 500 feet away); Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church (about 800 feet away); Allegheny High School (about 800 feet away); Allegheny Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Allegheny Market House (approx. Ό mile away); Jones Hall (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 23, 2012
3. Maine Memorial
Remains of one of the Maine's torpedo tubes
Maine Memorial Plaque (left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 21, 2011
4. Maine Memorial Plaque (left)
To the brave Seamen who died on the Maine February 15, 1898.
Maine Memorial plaque (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 21, 2011
5. Maine Memorial plaque (right)
To Lieutenant Friend W. Jenkins Born Allegheny June 20, 1865 Died on the Maine Feb 15, 1898 Student University of Pittsburgh Class 1883
Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba. image. Click for full size.
1898
6. Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
Shortly before the explosion that would sink her.
Wreckage of the USS Maine (ACR-1) image. Click for full size.
1898
7. Wreckage of the USS Maine (ACR-1)
USS Maine wreckage in Havana Harbor image. Click for full size.
June 16, 1911
8. USS Maine wreckage in Havana Harbor
USS <i>Maine</i> entering Havana harbor. image. Click for full size.
NHHC Collection, circa 1895
9. USS Maine entering Havana harbor.
Passing Morro Castle as she entered Havana harbor, Cuba, on 25 January 1898. She was destroyed by explosion there some three weeks later, on 15 February. Naval History and Heritage Command [#NH 48619]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6, 7, 8. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   9. submitted on March 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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