Mast of the USS Maine

Mast of the USS Maine (HM72A)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.601', W 77° 4.483'

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The United States Battleship MAINE exploded and sank in Havana Harbor, Cuba on February 15, 1898. The rallying cry, "Remember the MAINE" swept the nation, inciting public opinion and precipitating the Spanish-American War. In March, 1915, 229 victims of the explosion were reinterred from Cuba and buried here in Section 24. The Secretary of the War by Act of Congress was authorized and directed to remove the mast of USS MAINE and place it upon a foundation at Arlington National Cemetery. The Memorial was dedicated on February 15, 1915, the 17th anniversary of the sinking of the vessel. The names of the victims of the explosion are inscribed on the foundation of the monument.
HM NumberHM72A
Series This marker is part of the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series
Placed ByArlington National Cemetery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320026 N 4305137
Decimal Degrees38.87668333, -77.07471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.601', W 77° 4.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 36.06" N, 77° 4' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1025 Arlington Cemetery, Arlington VA 22211, US
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