THE USS MAINE'S OFFICERS

Their station, while on duty, was on the Quarter Deck. The Captain had his own stateroom. Some to the Senior Officers also had their own stateroom while other officers shared their stateroom. There also existed two Ward Rooms for the ships officers.

 

CAPTAIN CHARLES DWIGHT SIGSBEE - "Not alone will the momentous destruction of the USS Maine he commanded keep the name of Captain Sigsbee fresh in the minds of his countrymen, but the wise self-possession he showed during the most trying times, and the energy with which he helped the inquiry into the loss of the Maine, will add to the immortality that history will bestow upon him. Captain Sigsbee is now in command of the auxiliary cruiser St. Paul." - Johnston
Captain and Officers of the United States Battleship Maine
CAPTAIN AND OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP MAINE - "Little did they reck of danger and dire destruction when this photograph was taken, but their loss is the country's loss, and the United States has not been slow to avail itself honorably of the war cry. "Remember the Maine." The brave men who were sacrificed with the ship will never be forgotten. ." - Johnston
Junior Officers of the United States Battleship Maine
JUNIOR OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP MAINE - "The younger officers of the Maine were sorely disappointed when duty forbade them enjoying the pleasures of Havana in February. Precautions in view of possible trouble kept them aboard, yet they little thought of the cruel enemy that lurked beneath their noble ship." - Johnston
CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP MAIN - "Sub-officers in the navy, such as gunners etc., are known as petty officers. They correspond to no-commissioned officers in the army. Many a domestic circle was broken up by the sacrifice of life aboard the Maine, but many thousands of fellow-citizens are ready to sacrifice their life's blood to revenge the loss. ." - Johnston
STATE ROOM - "This is a photograph of the state room of Lieutenant-Commander A. Marix, on the Maine. Like every other part of the handsome ship, the appointments and furnishings ere all that could be desired." - Johnston
PAYMASTER'S STATE ROOM -"The state rooms on the Maine were fitted in taste that was truly American, and the paymaster's room is a picture of coziness and comfort." - Johnston
WARD ROOM OFFICERS AT MESS - "The staterooms on the starboard side of a ship are occupied by line-officers, while staff-officers use the staterooms on the port side. Line-officers comprise admirals down to midshipmen. They are combatant officers as distinguished from officers of the staff, who are known as noncombatants." - Johnston
STATE ROOM ON THE MAINE - "This is another of the cozy state rooms on the battleship Maine. The occupants are the captain of marines, the surgeon and a visitor." - Johnston
MASTER AT ARMS MESS ON BOARD THE MAINE - "A generous diet is never begrudged American seamen by the citizens of this country, and the exposure and training undergone by naval men justify good living, which tells in time of war, when muscle, nerve and sinew are called into action, and victories that set the world awondering are recorded against the expenses of keeping a powerful navy. There are no dinner tables on land or sea to equal a sailors' mess for good humor and good appetites--the preludes to deeds of daring." - Johnston
OFFICERS' QUARTERS ON THE MAINE - "Stern discipline does not rob navy officers of the power to enjoy social pleasures; in fact, it has a tendency to make them more sociable. Many a delightful hour has been spent in the officers' quarters aboard the Maine amid the fragrance of tobacco smoke and cheerful conversation." - Johnston
CAPTAIN A. S. CROWNINSHIELD - "On duty at the Chief Bureau of Navigation. Captain Crowninshield was captain of the ill-fated Maine prior to Captain Charles D. Sigsbee being appointed to the command of that vessel, which will ever more figure in the histories of this country." - Johnston

 

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