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Roma (airship)

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Airship R - 80 And Roma (1922)

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Remembering the airship Roma

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Airship ROMA Disaster in Hampton Roads The

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Roma Airship (US Army T-34)

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Airship ROMA Disaster in Hampton Roads, The

Roma was an Italian semi-rigid airship, originally designated the T-34. It was purchased by the United States from the Italian government for $250,000 in 1921. It served in the US Army until February 21, 1922, when it crashed in Norfolk, Virginia, killing 34 people. It was the last hydrogen filled airship flown by the US military; all subsequent ships were inflated with helium.