SS Maine

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Maine.
SS Maine
Career
Launched: 1905
Fate: Sunk 1917
General characteristics
Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 3600 tons
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine

SS Maine was a British steamship launched in 1905 as a 3600 ton cargo steamer with a triple expansion engine. She was torpedoed and sunk on 21 November 1917 by UC-17, about 10 miles (16 km) off Dartmouth. She sank "gracefully, upright and on an even keel"[citation needed] and sits on shingle 36 metres (118 ft) at 50°12.750′N 3°50.955′W / 50.212500°N 3.849250°W / 50.212500; -3.849250Coordinates: 50°12.750′N 3°50.955′W / 50.212500°N 3.849250°W / 50.212500; -3.849250.

The Torbay British Sub-Aqua Club bought the wreck for £100 in 1962 and salvaged the bronze propeller, selling it for £800.

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