1888 Ship Model "uss Maine" (acr-1) Usn American Navy Battleship
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1888 Ship Model "uss Maine" (acr-1) Usn American Navy Battleship:
USS Maine (ACR-1)
Scale: (S) 1/8” M: 1:96
Length: 41” Height: 18” Width: 8”
Built entirely from scratch materials (wood, cardboard, newspaper), no model or pre manufactured parts were used in construction.
USS Maine (ACR-1) was the Navy'ssecond commissioned battleshipand the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after the state of Maine.
The Maine is best known for her catastrophic loss in Havana Harboron the evening of 15 February 1898. Sent to protect U.S. interests during the Cuban revolt against Spain, she exploded suddenly without warning and sank quickly, killing nearly three quarters of her crew. The cause and responsibility for her sinking remained unclear after a board of inquiry. Nevertheless, popular opinion in the U.S., fanned by inflammatory articles printed in the "Yellow Pages"by William Randolph Herst, blamed Spain. The phrase "Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!" became a rallying cry for action, which came with the Spanish-American Warlater that year. While the sinking of the Maine was not a direct cause for action, it served as a catalyst, accelerating the approach to a diplomatic impasse between the U.S. and Spain.
Model ships in hand made shipping box that must be opened very slowly from the top down.
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On May-03-13 at 19:49:10 PDT, seller added the following information:
It has been brought to my attention that I posted a wrong photo of the model I am selling, I am sorry for this mistake. I have now posted the correct photos and several of them. Please feel free to email any questions. Enjoy the model!