The first U.S. battleship ever built was launched in 1889 but lasted less than 9 years

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CLUE: The first U.S. battleship ever built was launched in 1889 but lasted less than 9 years


About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, 13 July 2023

The United States launched its first-ever battleship, the USS Maine, on November 18, 1889. However, its existence was cut short, lasting less than nine years.

During a visit to Havana, Cuba, on February 15, 1898, a mysterious explosion caused the ship to sink in the harbor. A large proportion of the crew, 266 out of 355, perished as a result of the incident.

Although numerous investigations have attempted to clarify the explosion’s origins, it remains a mystery. The event fueled an already tense situation with Spain, viewed at the time as an act of aggression against the U.S., and acted as a catalyst for the onset of the Spanish-American War in April 1898.

Despite its tragic end, the USS Maine holds a crucial position in U.S. naval history. As the first battleship of the United States, it marked a shift in naval warfare and represented the country’s emergence as a global power.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Thursday, 13 July 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Ittai Sopher
Digital Journalist & News Producer
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 Day Winnings of $12,401

Winning Score: $13,801
Round 2 Score: $13,500
Round 1 Score: $4,000
Kathy Barkey
Kingston, New York

Final Score: $9,900
Round 2 Score: $6,600
Round 1 Score: $5,000
Dennis Leung
Biotech Scientist
Half Moon Bay, California

Final Score: $599
Round 2 Score: $13,800
Round 1 Score: $9,400

Final Jeopardy Video – Thursday, 13 July 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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