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USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)

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Schematic of the USS Shenandoah (ZR-1). The first Helium rigid airships. 1923 - Moffett Museum -6

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The first American-built rigid airship, USS Shenandoah

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Airship Legends: ZR-1 USS Shenandoah

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The USS Shenandoah

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USS Shenandoah ZR 1 - Wiki Videos

USS Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships. It was constructed during 1922–23 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, and first flew in September 1923. It developed the U.S. Navy's experience with rigid airships, and made the first crossing of North America by airship. On the 57th flight, Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall line over Ohio in September 1925.
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  • Crash of the ''Shenandoah'' 

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