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NHF-011 USS Maine Collection

This collection consists of 23 prints, postcards, and photographs depicting the ship prior to her destruction in Havana Harbor on 15 February 1898, and also during salvage operations and final scuttling off Key West, Florida, USA, in 1912.
Caption: Collection photo# NHF-011-B.01: battleship USS Maine (1895-1898) during salvage operations, 26 June 1911.
Description: This collection consists of 23 prints, postcards, and photographs depicting the battleship USS Maine (1895-1898) prior to her destruction in Havana Harbor on 15 February 1898, and also during salvage operations and final scuttling off Key West, Florida, USA, in 1912.  
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-011
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Circa this Year: 1911
Related Content

NHF-011-A
2 views of USS MAINE. One is a hand-colored lithograph, c.1898, other is a reprinted photograph.


NHF-011-B
7 postcard-size views of the wreck of USS MAINE being raised in Havana Harbor, all dated 26 June 1911.


NHF-011-C
12 images showing the remains of the men killed when the ship was destroyed in Havana Harbor, being transferred to USS NORTH CAROLINA (CA-12). Also: views of the tug USS OSCEOLA (AT-47) towing the hulk out to sea off Key West, Florida, where she was scuttled. USS SALEM (CL-3) appears in background, in some of the latter images.


NHF-011-D
1 Image of the wreck of the USS MAINE in Havana Harbor, with USS KENTUCKY (BB-6) and USS MINNEAPOLIS (C-13) in the background.
The collection also contains a print donated by Mr. Alfred H. HAGG, in April 1933, showing MAINE underway at sea, effecting the rescue of two men clinging to a life float.

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