1889 in Transport: 1889 in Rail Transport, 1889 Ships, Uss Maine, Russian Battleship Imperator Nikolai I, Ss Teutonic, Hms Sparrow

 
9781158045235: 1889 in Transport: 1889 in Rail Transport, 1889 Ships, Uss Maine, Russian Battleship Imperator Nikolai I, Ss Teutonic, Hms Sparrow
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 107. Not illustrated. Chapters: 1889 in Rail Transport, 1889 Ships, Uss Maine, Russian Battleship Imperator Nikolai I, Ss Teutonic, Hms Sparrow, Uss San Francisco, Uss Philadelphia, Uss Culgoa, Japanese Cruiser Itsukushima, Ss Majestic, Spanish Cruiser Rapido, Uss Apache, Sms Kaiser Franz Joseph I, Japanese Cruiser Yaeyama, Uss Narada, Uss Triton, Uss Sultana, Hms Thrush, Greek Battleship Spetsai, Uss Challenge, Rms Magdalena 1889, Uss Badger, Uss Southery, Dove, Greek Battleship Hydra, French Cruiser Jean Bart, Hms Blake, Hms Vulcan, Regulation of Railways Act 1889, Sms Siegfried, Hms Pelorus. Excerpt: Belt: 12 in (305 mm)Deck: 23 in (5176 mm)Turrets: 8 in (203 mm)Conning tower: 10 in (254 mm) Bulkheads: 6 in (152 mm)USS Maine (ACR-1), was the United States Navy's second commissioned pre-dreadnought battleship, although she was originally classified as an armored cruiser. She is best known for her catastrophic loss in Havana harbor. Maine had been sent to Havana, Cuba to protect U.S. interests during the Cuban revolt against Spain. On the evening of 15 February 1898, she suddenly exploded, and swiftly sank, killing nearly three quarters of her crew. Though then, as now, the cause and responsibility for her sinking were unclear; popular opinion in the U.S. blamed Spain, and the sinking (popularized in the phrase Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!) was one of the precipitating events of the SpanishAmerican War. Her sinking remains the subject of speculation, with various authors proposing that she sank due to the results of an undetected fire in one of her coal bunkers, that she was the victim of a naval mine, and that she was deliberately sunk for the purposes of driving the U.S. into a war with Spain. The cause of the explosion that sank the ship remains a mystery. The delivery of the Brazilian battleship Riachuelo in 1883 ...

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