Pair of spoons commemorating the sinking of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor, and celebrating Admiral George Dewey, c. 1898. Silver plate; American International patent. The first spoon pictures Rear Admiral Sigsbee on the handle, and the Maine in the bowl, with caption, BLOWN UP IN HAVANA HARBOR FEB. 15, 1898. Second spoon pictures Admiral Dewey on the handle and his flagship, the USS Olympia, in the bowl. Both near mint, with light tarnish.