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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.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0495

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.

Creator

Goodyear-Zeppelin

Date

1929

Provenance

Unknown - found in collection, unknown, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0495

Extent

0.1 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

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.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Publications

Arrangement note

Item level; collection contains just one item.

Scope and Contents

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.

Genre/Form

Publications

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Goodyear-Zeppelin

ZRS-4 Akron (Airship)

Topics Aeronautics, Military
Naval aviation
Aeronautics
Airships

Citation

XZRS-4 Ring Laying Commemorative Book, NASM.XXX.0495, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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