USS ZR-1 Shenandoah Crash Site Images [Guthrie]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0010
Dates:
1925
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
One folder.
Repository:
This collection consists of eight copy prints of the Shenandoah Airship Crash in 1925.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of eight copy prints of the Shenandoah Airship Crash in 1925. The original photographs were taken by Don C. Carver.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement, only 8 items.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The USS ZR-1 Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid airship to use helium. Plans for the construction of the ZR-1 Shenandoah began in September 1919; the parts were manufactured at the Naval Aircraft Factory and then shipped to NAS Lakehurst for final assembly. The assembling began on 11 February 1922 and the ZR-1 Shenandoah was commissioned in 1923. During the ZR-1 Shenandoah's short life,it had many achievements, including: the first rigid airship to be inflated with helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of the fuel burned; and 57 flights, logging 740 hours in the air, training crewmen in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. The ZR-1 Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall on September 3, 1925, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio; fourteen of the crew of 43 men were killed.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Guthrie, Gift, 2000, NASM.2001.0010

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
USS ZR-1
Shenandoah
Crash Site Images [Guthrie], NASM.2001.0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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