Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Maine, named for the 23rd state.
Building of a Montana-class battleship to be named USS Maine (BB-69) in honor of the 23rd state was authorized July 19, 1940, and assigned to the New York Navy Yard; but, before her keel was laid, construction was canceled July 21, 1943. Maine would have been the third ship to bear that name had she been commissioned.
USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship originally designated as Armored Cruiser #1. Maine and Texas were unusual in that their armament was mounted en echelon, projected off to either side (Maine
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.
USS Maine (SSBN-741), an Ohio-class Trident ballistic missile nuclear submarine, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy authorized (the third commissioned) to be named in honor of the state of Maine.