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1975 Report on the Sinking of the USS Maine

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A 1970's investigation on the sinking of the USS Maine, initiated by Admiral Hyman Rickover (known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy") concluded that that an accident was likely the cause of the tragic 1898 explosion that instigated the Spanish-American War. This is an excerpt of a report produced by that study.


Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section


Ib S. Hansen and Robert S. Price


April 30, 1975

File: USS_Maine_1975_Report.pdf