USS Shenandoah

The Wreck of the U.S.S. Shenandoah

The U.S.S. Shenandoah (ZR-1), the first American-built rigid airship, made her first flight on
September 4, 1923. She was lost in a storm over southeastern Ohio on September 3, 1925, taking the lives of fourteen of her crew, including the ship's captain, Lieutenant Commander Zachary Lansdowne. (This is from the Web site of the Lakehurst Historical Society, http://www.nlhs.com/shenando.htm)

I've discovered some photos of the wreck among old family albums. I have no idea who took them, but I presume from their condition that they are originals (measuring about 3 x 5 inches). I trust that my posting them here does not violate any copyright.

Click on the small images to see larger copies.



Donald Skiff, November 11, 2001

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