USS MaineFour ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Maine, named for the 23rd state.
The first USS Maine, was a second-class armored battleship whose destruction by an explosion precipitated the Spanish-American War. The exact cause of the explosion is still debated, but William Randolph Hearst's yellow journalism at the time reported that the Spanish forces had attacked the ship.
The fourth USS Maine (SSBN 741) authorized (the third commissioned), was an Ohio-class Trident ballistic missile nuclear submarine. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, Connecticut, on October 5, 1988, and construction began on July 3, 1990. Maine was launched on July 16, 1994, delivered to the Navy on June 23, 1995, and commissioned on July 29, 1995.
Maine is homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia.