What was the condition of the Uss Maine after the explosion?
A large hole was blasted in the keel below the waterline of the USS Maine. It sank to the bottom of Havana Harbor and remained there until it was raised some years later and then scuttled in the Florida Straits.
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 of the coal bunkers. There was an error in the engine room the set of an explosion on the…
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 the US and Spain into a war.
The USS Maine was docked in Havana Harbor, to block Spanish ships from coming and bringing supplies to their soldiers, therefore helping the Cubans with their revolution against the Spanish. Sadly, however the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor on the 15th of February 1898. No one knows the cause the the explosion yet.
What did President McKinley and Republican leadership say about the news of the explosion of the USS Maine?
Some think that Spain was responsible for the explosion that killed most of the crew. But others say it may have been the Cuban rebels. The reasoning, that the Cubans sank the USS Maine knowing Spain would be blamed for it. Either way, there has never been any proof of those theories and an actual cause has not been determined.