Photo from the Theo Spark blog: Airship

Airship

SI Neg. 2000-11187. Date: na.

"U.S. [Navy] Airship Los Angeles [ZR-3] moored to ship first time. The U.S.S. Patoka, first U.S. Navy dirigible tender, steaming up Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore with the U.S. Los Angeles, lastest addition to the U.S. air fleet, moored to its mast. It was the first ship-mooring test of the former ZR-3 and lasted 55 minutes, being curtailed because of storm warning, January 16, 1925".

Credit: unknown (Smithsonian Institution)

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on July 2, 2008.

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