In 1928 the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation signed contracts with the Bureau of Aeronautics to build two large fleet-type rigid airships designed expressly for strategic scouting work with US Fleet. These sister ships carried airplanes for fighter protection and for scouting. The first of the two was the USS Akron. NAS Lakehurst was homeport for the Akron between October 1931, when she was delivered to the station, and April 1933 when the Akron was lost off Barnegat Light with a heavy loss of life.
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.
Unknown - found in collection, unknown, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0495
0.1 Cubic feet (1 folder)
This collection consists of a copy of the ZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.
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This collection consists of a copy of the book commemorating the laying of the master ring of the U.S. Navy Airship Akron ZRS-4.
ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)
XZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, NASM.XXX.0495, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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