U.S. Navy, Battleship Maine

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Publisher:
Type:
Post Card (Undivided Back)
Stamp:
1c
Postmark/Cancel:
1906
Size:
3.5" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)
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Stock #:
18047

Description:

Battleship "Maine". Thus named to perpetuate the memory of the famous American warship destroyed in Havana Harbor just prior to the Spanish-American war. 394 feet in length, 72 feet in breadth, and has a displacement of nearly 14,000 tons. Speed, 18 knots per hour. Horse-power, 16,000. Cost, about $2,885,000. Armament comprises four 12 - inch breech loading rifles of latest approved pattern and sixteen 6-inch guns, in addition to two dozen quick firers. Compliment, 35 officers and 614 men.

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