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On 16 January 1924 Shenandoah was moored to Lakehurst's mast for a test of her ability to endure bad weather. As wind conditions worsened in the early evening it was decided to leave the mast and ride out the storm in flight. However, before this could be done the airship was hit by a 78 mile-per-hour blast of wind, which tore her away from her mooring. Though her bow and upper fin were seriously damaged, and two cells of helium gas were ripped open, Shenandoah's on-duty crew were able to…

On 16 January 1924 Shenandoah was moored to Lakehurst's mast for a test of her ability to endure bad weather. As wind conditions worsened in the early evening it was decided to leave the mast and ride out the storm in flight. However, before this could be done the airship was hit by a 78 mile-per-hour blast of wind, which tore her away from her mooring. Though her bow and upper fin were seriously damaged, and two cells of helium gas were ripped open, Shenandoah's on-duty crew were able to…

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USS Shenandoah Airship crash site with scores of onlookers on site.  There are 27 other photos of the airship on this link.

USS Shenandoah Airship crash site with scores of onlookers on site. There are 27 other photos of the airship on this link.

Phil Beard: Zeppelins

Phil Beard: Zeppelins

U.S. Army blimps, the T.C. 5 and T.C. 9 from Langley Field, Va. passing over the Washington Monument during a practice flight

Blimps practice over the Washington Monument

U.S. Army blimps, the T.C. 5 and T.C. 9 from Langley Field, Va. passing over the Washington Monument during a practice flight

Zeppelin

Zeppelin

The USS Akron under construction, with the frame completed..

The USS Akron under construction, with the frame completed..

Historical airship photo from the US Navy Archive  ~ BFD

Historical airship photo from the US Navy Archive ~ BFD

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