Saturday, March 4, 2017

More USS Maine Artifacts

The last two entries have been about the USS Maine's bathtub.  Very few U.S. navy vessels are equipped with bathtubs.

Here is a list of other USS Maine artifacts:

The main mast is at Arlington National Cemetery.

The foremast is at the U.S. naval Academy.

The anchors are at Arlington National Cemetery and Reading, Pennsylvania.

The bow scroll is at Bangor, Maine.

The stern scrollwork nameplate is at the Smithsonian.

The ship had ten-inch guns in its main battery.  I didn't see what happened to them.  Its six-inch guns were the secondary battery and there were six of them.

A gun from the Maine is at Fort Allen Park in Portland, Maine.  (Fort Allen was built in the War of 1812.  It also has two Civil War cannons.)

--All Over the Place.  --Cooter

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