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Wreck of the U.S.S. Maine, 1900.
After the explosion, the wreck of the U.S.S. Maine

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U.S.S. Maine Was Sunk
February 15, 1898

The U.S.S. Maine was one of the first American battleships and cost more than $2 million to build. The ship had been sent to Cuba after riots broke out in Havana. The Maine was sent to protect American interests there. Americans were shocked when the ship exploded and sank and 266 of the 354-crew members were killed.
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