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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mast of the USS Maine

 
 
Mast of the USS Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Mast of the USS Maine Marker
Inscription. The United States Battleship MAINE exploded and sank in Havana Harbor, Cuba on February 15, 1898. The rallying cry, "Remember the MAINE" swept the nation, inciting public opinion and precipitating the Spanish-American War. In March, 1915, 229 victims of the explosion were reinterred from Cuba and buried here in Section 24. The Secretary of the War by Act of Congress was authorized and directed to remove the mast of USS MAINE and place it upon a foundation at Arlington National Cemetery. The Memorial was dedicated on February 15, 1915, the 17th anniversary of the sinking of the vessel. The names of the victims of the explosion are inscribed on the foundation of the monument.
 
Erected by Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 52.595′ N, 77° 4.469′ W. Marker was in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 24 of the National Cemetery, off Sigsbee Drive, south of Farragut Drive. Marker was in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Mast of the USS Maine image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. Mast of the USS Maine
View from ANC Section 46.
of this location. U.S.S. Maine Anchor (a few steps from this marker); United States Space Shuttle Challenger (within shouting distance of this marker); An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Space Shuttle Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Exercise Tiger Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker. The photograph in the lower left is captioned, "The Maine passing Morro Castle as she entered the Harbor of Havana."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers and memorials related to the USS Maine.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Navy in the Spanish-American War. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Manuel L. Quezon, Ignacy Jan Paderewski,
Foundation for the mast of the <i>Maine</i> with names of the dead inscribed image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
3. Foundation for the mast of the Maine with names of the dead inscribed
The crypt in the Maine Memorial's foundation has served as the temporary resting place for foreign heads of state who died in exile in the United States during the Second World War, pending the return of their remains to their homeland. These were Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippines and Ignacy Jan Paderewski of Poland.
Navy-Marine Corps

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable EventsWar, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels
 
Mast of the USS Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 15, 2016
4. Mast of the USS Maine Marker
The marker may have been removed during the construction of the ramp near the walkway stairs.
Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine image. Click for more information.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
5. Foremast of the U.S.S. Maine
The foremast of the USS Maine is installed at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Because of the distance between these two masts, the Naval Academy Midshipmen often refer to the USS Maine as "the longest ship in the Navy."
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Mast of the USS Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 15, 2016
6. Mast of the USS Maine Marker
A hard to read marker inside of the USS Maine Memorial indicates that it will be restored over the next few years to celebrate its 100th anniversary (1915-2015). Potentially the marker may be removed or replaced with the upcoming restoration. Note also the USS Maine bell on the door of the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,055 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on March 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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