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The Second Sinking Of The Maine

November 2023
1min read

Almost everyone knows that the destruction of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor brought America to war with Spain; less familiar is the fact that through a heroic engineering effort, the Navy raised the ship, refloated her, and then sank her again. On the 100th anniversary of the modern battleship (the Maine was first in a class of ship that today only the United States continues to maintain), Carmine Prioli tells the story.

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