Maine Class Battleship (1901)
Three Maine class battleships were completed for the U.S. Navy between 1902 and 1904.
|Overview of 3 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Maine||William Cramp & Sons||15 Feb, 1899||27 Jul, 1901||29 Dec, 1902||Sold 1922|
|Missouri||Newport News||7 Feb, 1900||28 Dec, 1901||1 Dec, 1903||Sold 1922|
|Ohio||Union Iron Works||22 Apr, 1899||1901||4 Oct, 1904||Sold 1923|
Design & Construction
Originally planned as further members of the preceding Illinois class, a new design was worked out to incorporate water-tube boilers, Krupp nickel-cemented armor, and a high-velocity main battery using smokeless powder.
- four 12-inch/50 caliber
- sixteen 6-inch/50 caliber
- six 3-inch/50 caliber
- eight 3-pounders
- two 18-inch submerged tubes, six torpedoes
- Bauer and Roberts. Register of Ships. p. 104.
- Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 428.
- Bauer, K. Jack and Roberts, Stephen S. (1991). Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants. New York: Greenwood Press.
- Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-715-1. (on Amazon.com).
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
|Maine Class Pre-dreadnought|
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