USS Maine (1889)

second-class battleship of the United States Navy
USS Maine (ACR-1) starboard bow view, 1898 (26510673494).jpg

USS Maine was a United States Navy warship. She exploded and sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, which was the reason the United States got involved in the Spanish-American War. USS Maine was commissioned as ACR-1 (Armored Cruiser #1). She is sometimes called a second-class battleship. Her sister ship was the USS Texas.