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Dwight Austin Reese

Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Death 27 May 1906 (aged 16)
At Sea
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot ROW 1, 12322
Memorial ID 2596811 · View Source
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George A Reese of Trinidad has received a telegram from the captain of the battleship Maine, stating that his son, Dwight Austin Reese, had fallen overboard and was drowned. The boy was born and raised in Trinidad Colorado and was seventeen years old. He was expected home this month for a vacation.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Dwight A Reese
Name: Dwight A Reese
Service Info.: SEA US NAVY
Death Date: 27 May 1906
Cemetery: Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 625 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208
Buried At: Section 6 Site 12322

USS Maine (BB-10), the lead ship of her class of battleships, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the 23rd state.

The contract to build Maine was awarded to William Cramp and Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 1 October 1898, and her keel was laid down on 15 February 1899, a year to the day after the destruction of the first Maine. She was launched on 27 July 1901, sponsored by Miss Mary Preble Anderson of Portland, great granddaughter of Commodore Edward Preble. Maine Governor John Fremont Hill and his staff attended; and commissioned at Philadelphia on 29 December 1902, Captain Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze, USNA 1867 in command.

Pre-World War I

From 1903 to 1907, Maine cruised along the Atlantic coast south to the West Indies, and she completed one cruise to the Mediterranean Sea. On 16 December 1907 she left Hampton Roads with the rest of the Atlantic Fleet en route to the Pacific Ocean, where she joined ships of the Pacific Fleet for a cruise as the "Great White Fleet". In company with Alabama, she went to Guam and the Philippines, through the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, and returned to the Atlantic coast in October 1908, considerably in advance of the rest of the Great White Fleet.

Fitted out as flagship of the 3rd Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, Maine resumed operations along the Atlantic coast and into Caribbean waters during the next several months. She decommissioned at Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 31 August 1909.

World War I
Maine in 1916

Recommissioned on 15 June 1911, Maine operated along the east coast. During World War I, she trained engineers, armed guard crews, and midshipmen. Following the defeat of the Central Powers, she took part in the review of the fleet at New York City on 26 December 1918.

Maine operated with ships of the Atlantic Fleet until 15 May 1920, when she decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was sold on 23 January 1922 to Joseph G. Hitner and William F. Cutlet of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for scrap. She was rendered incapable of further warlike service on 17 December 1923 in accordance with terms of the Washington Naval Treaty, and subsequently broken up for scrap.

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  • Maintained by: Rubbings
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2596811
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dwight Austin Reese (18 Aug 1889–27 May 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2596811, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .