Who commanded the USS Maine?
Captain Charles Dwight Sigsbee, US Navy.
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United States Ship. It is also used for every other U.S. ship, not only for the Maine.
The USS Maine exploded in the Cuban harbor. The United Statesnewspapers blamed Spain. The Spanish-American War was a result.
It is unlikely that Spain bombed the USS Maine. It was probably an explosion that resulted from a coal bunker fire that ignited a gunpowder magazine.
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The battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor on February 15,1898. The commander of the USS Maine at the time was CharlesSigsbee. This event triggered the onset of the Spanish-AmericanWar, although it certainly wasn't the main cause of the conflict.
Nobody for sure knows who or why the USS Maine exploded. Witness reports say that she blew up out of no where. The U.S & Cuba blamed Spain as the responsible one for destroying the battleship.Possible reasons for the explosion a the sinking of the USS Maine is a mechanical error or a fire in one o…f the coal bunkers. There was an error in the engine room the set of an explosion on the ship which led to a chain reaction and it continued until the front of the ship was dismantled. (MORE)
The Spanish-American War , 1898, was directly preceded by the destruction of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba.
There is no definite answer. At the time, the story of sabotage by the Spanish was used as an excuse to declare war. Many people today believe it was a dust explosion in the coal bunker... an accident.
i think the US is known for being a country where you can be any religion, so there is a wide range, but this country was founded on Protestant morals so i would say Protestant.
266 died total - 260 during the explosion or soon after, and 6 more died later from the injuries they received.. (taken from http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq71-1.htm)
It remains a mystery to this day. The original cause was attributed to a mine. Since then, it has been speculated that it sank as the result of a fire in a coal bunker or that she was deliberately sunk to get the U.S. in war with Spain .
The Spanish American war, the newspapers accused Spain for sinking the Maine, when acctually something happened in the boiler room, that's what made it sink.
The battleship blew up while docked in Havana harbor, while Cubawas a rebellious Spanish colony. Newspapers in the US characterizedits sinking as sabotage by the Spanish, and public opinion led theUS to declare war on Spain in April, 1898.
It was a second line, 13 year old battleship or armored cruiser that had been sent to Havana on standby to provide protection for American citizens and property.
The USS Maine blew up on the 15th of February at 9:40 p.m. It killed at least 260 men that were aboard the ship at the time.
Yellow journalism played a big role in this. MAny Americans thought that the spanish blew up the USS Maine, but it was never proven. It was probably just an explosion of gun poder int eh bottom of the ship. this basically started the Spanish - American War
white the gas sectio n was orange and the lining was black there was a little red on it
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The USS Maine was a battleship that was anchored in Havanna Harbor when it blew up. The cause of the explosion is still not certain, but it was a catastrophie. The unexplained explosion was used as a catalyst to precipitate the US and Spain into a war.
No one is certain to the cause. It was originally believed that it was the result of a Spanish attack on the ship, possibly a torpedo or a mine. It is possible that it was an explosion, that the engine got to hot
The USS Maine was a battleship. Like all navy vessels, it was created to enable the protection of the rights of the country that built it. The navy allows the country to project power throughout the world.
The USS Maine with Captain Sigsbee commanding did not participate in the Spanish American War. The battleship was anchored in Havanna Harbor when it blew up. The cause of the explosion is still not certain, but it was a catastrophie. The unexplained explosion was used as a catalyst to precipitate th…e US and Spain into a war. (MORE)
A large hole was blasted in the keel below the waterline of the USSMaine. It sank to the bottom of Havana Harbor and remained thereuntil it was raised some years later and then scuttled in theFlorida Straits.
Because the unexplained explosion was used as a catalyst to precipitate the US and Spain into a war.
It exploded and sank on February 15, 1898. On the Havana Harbor. It was headed to Cuba to protect American's there.
The USS Maine was built at the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York.
Its sinking in Havana Harbor, Cuba was blamed on the Spain and helped precipitate the start of the Spanish-American War.
Well the US government maintained the ship was sunk by a Spanish mine. This was made popular by war mongering media outlets. In truth, the matter is still controversial. Conspiracy theorists have argued that the US government in fact blew up the ship to give a pretext for war. However Admiral Rickov…er conducted an investigation in 1976 and believed it was simply an accident which the US then used as a pretext for war. "The case of USS Maine was reopened in 1976, by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover who believed that modern science might be able to provide an answer to the ship's loss. After consulting experts and reexamining the documents from the first two investigations, Rickover and his team concluded that the damage was inconsistent with that caused by a mine. Rickover stated that the most likely cause was a coal dust fire. In the years after Rickover's report, his findings have been disputed and to this day there has been no final answer as to what caused the explosion." (MORE)
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Navy Captain Charles Dwight Sigsbee (January 16, 1845 - July 13, 1923), was the Commanding Officer of the USS Maine (ACR-1), when it exploded an sank in Havana Harbor. Sigsbee survived the sinking and went on to retire as a Rear Admiral. The Destroyer USS Sigsbee (DD-502) was named in his honor.
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It remains a mystery to this day. The original cause was attributed to a mine. Since then, it has been speculated that it sank as the result of a fire in a coal bunker or that she was deliberately sunk to get the U.S. in war with Spain.
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The result was a lot of people getting mad at Spain and wanting tostart a war. Theodore Roosevelt (before he became president) was aleader of some of the soldiers and wanted to make a peaceagreement. But being rejected started the war.
The Maine sunk because a large portion of her munitions stores (at least 5 tons) exploded. There's no real need for "theories"; that's pretty much an established fact. Where the theories come into it are in determining what caused the munitions stores to explode. The Spanish court of inquiry t…hat examined the wreckage concluded it most likely was due to spontaneous combustion of an adjacent coal bunker. The US Court of inquiry concluded it was due to a mine explosion setting off the munitions stores. More recent investigations have gone both ways; a later US court of inquiry differed in the details from the first, while still agreeing that an external explosion was the root cause. Admiral Rickover in 1974 conducted a private investigation which ultimately largely concurred with the "coal bunker" explanation; and a 1978 analysis commissioned by the National Geographic Society concluded that the evidence was on the whole in favor of an external rather than an internal source initiating the explosion. Conspiracy theorists sometimes claim the US deliberately sank the Maine in order to have an excuse to go to war with Spain. (MORE)
The Spanish, who held Cuba at the time, were blamed for the explosion. Modern thought is that the engine room, which was coal fired and steam powered, had exploded accidentally. None the less, the Spanish-American war ensued.
Both ships were the catalyst that brought the US into war. The sinking of the USS Maine brought us into the Spanish American War. And the Lusitania brought us into World War 1.
What note of caution did Captain Charles Sigsbee commanding officer of the USS Maine include in his first report of the sinking of his command that was deliberately ignored by the American press?
"Maine blown up in Havana harbor at nine-forty tonight anddestroyed. Many wounded and doubtless more killed or drowned.Wounded and others on board Spanish Man-of-War and Ward Linesteamer. Send Light House tenders from Key West for crew and thefew pieces of equipment above water. No one has clothing …other thanthat upon him. Public opinion should be suspended until furtherreportâ¦" (MORE)
Sunk in the harbor of Havana Cuba on the 15th of February in 1898, the mystery of the catastrophic loss of the USS Maine only deepens with time. The event precipitated the Spanish-American War, but the cause of the explosion remains speculative. Please access the related link listed below for mor…e information: (MORE)
It was a United States ship. A clue is in the name. American ships include those belonging to every other country in north and south America.
It led to the Spanish American war. When the U.S won they gained Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Phillipines.
No one was reponsible for the uss main explosion. United states says it was spain but I think it was really an issue witht he ship and it misht have exploded by itself.
The USS Maine was an American battleship. She was destroyed on February 15, 1898 in Havana Harbor. 266 men died. The sinking of the Maine served as a catalyst for the Spanish American War.
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the events before and after were tense and after the explosion of the USS Maine was explosive and sop that caused the USS to go to war against Spain.
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No one knows. The explosion is now believed to have occurred due toan accident -- a coal fire next to an ammunition magazine. However, conspiracy theories have included some that believe USfactions blew up the ship to deliberately start the war, or thatCuban nationalists blew it up to provoke the US… to expel theSpanish from the island. In any event, those with the least to gainwould have been the Spanish, because they were not prepared todefend against an attack from the large US military forces. (MORE)
The USS Maine was 318 feet long with a breadth of 57 feet and an average draft of 21.5 feet. It had a displacement of 6,648 tons, and its armor was 12 inches on the sides, 8 inches on the turrets, and about 11 inches on the barbettes.