Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 14.9 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
in relief: on inside of bowl: "U.S. BATTLESHIP / MAINE / DESTROYED FEB. 15 1898" in relief: on obverse of handle: "CAPTAIN / SIGSBEE" stamped: on reverse: "STANDARD"
Silver souvenir spoon with view of the U.S. battleship "Maine" on inside of oval bowl; wavy handle with pointed tip decorated on obverse with profile bust of Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, an anchor, and a shield with stars and stripes.
Charles Dwight Sigsbee was in command of the U.S. battleship "Maine" when she was destroyed by an explosion in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898.
Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
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