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      Segue abaixo o texto do site: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/ac-usn22/z-types/zr1.htm , da Marinha Americana.


      USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), Airship 1923-1925

      USS Shenandoah, a 2,115,000 cubic foot rigid airship, was fabricated at the Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and assembled at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. She first flew in early September 1923 and was placed in commission slightly over a month later. During the final four months of 1923 and the first weeks of 1924 Shenandoah made several flights around the eastern United States, giving the American people their first view of a U.S. owned rigid airship and providing valuable training to her as yet inexperienced crew. Following storm damage in mid-January 1924, she was repaired and overhauled, returning to service in May. In August 1924 the airship conducted the first of many moorings to a ship, the specially-converted oiler Patoka.

      In October 1924 Shenandoah made a round-trip voyage to the West Coast, flying by way of Texas, and was briefly based at San Diego, California. She was laid up at Lakehurst upon her return in late October, thus freeing scarce and expensive helium for use in the new dirigible Los Angeles, and was not back in active service until June 1925. That summer she carried out tactical exercises with the Fleet, her only real employment with the Navy's "mainstream" operating forces. On 3 September 1925, during the first leg of a publicity flight to the Midwest, USS Shenandoah encountered violent weather over southern Ohio, broke up in flight and was a total loss. Fourteen of her complement lost their lives in this tragedy.

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Zeppelin !

Dirigíveis americanos: USS Shenandoah 1923-1925

Primeiro dirigível americano a entrar em operação, o USS Shenandoah também teve vida curta. Com execeção do USS-Los Angeles (na verdade Alemão), todos os outros dirigíveis sofreram acidentes devido a falhas estruturais durante tempestades. Mera coincidência ? Azar ? Falta de um politica de segurança ? Ou apenas a constatação de que a Engenharia Alemã à época era muito superior ?
De qualquer maneira, dois anos depois de lançado, em uma viagem de propaganda, o USS Shenandoah sofreu um acidente durante uma tempestade, quebrou ao meio e caiu, matando 14 tripulantes.

Mais fotos e fatos da frota americana em meu outro fotolog: <A HREF="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/" TARGET=_top>http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/</A>

Segue abaixo o texto do site: <A HREF="http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/ac-usn22/z-types/zr1.htm" TARGET=_top>http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/ac-usn22/z-types/zr1.htm</A> , da Marinha Americana.


USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), Airship 1923-1925

USS Shenandoah, a 2,115,000 cubic foot rigid airship, was fabricated at the Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and assembled at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. She first flew in early September 1923 and was placed in commission slightly over a month later. During the final four months of 1923 and the first weeks of 1924 Shenandoah made several flights around the eastern United States, giving the American people their first view of a U.S. owned rigid airship and providing valuable training to her as yet inexperienced crew. Following storm damage in mid-January 1924, she was repaired and overhauled, returning to service in May. In August 1924 the airship conducted the first of many moorings to a ship, the specially-converted oiler Patoka.

In October 1924 Shenandoah made a round-trip voyage to the West Coast, flying by way of Texas, and was briefly based at San Diego, California. She was laid up at Lakehurst upon her return in late October, thus freeing scarce and expensive helium for use in the new dirigible Los Angeles, and was not back in active service until June 1925. That summer she carried out tactical exercises with the Fleet, her only real employment with the Navy's "mainstream" operating forces. On 3 September 1925, during the first leg of a publicity flight to the Midwest, USS Shenandoah encountered violent weather over southern Ohio, broke up in flight and was a total loss. Fourteen of her complement lost their lives in this tragedy.






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Ngrille2 On 03/01/2006

Ainda não achei, tem muitas fotos por aqui e com estas festas...já viu né?BjksNorma


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Gerard_3 On 03/01/2006

Hãn???:P


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Bagagem_diaria On 03/01/2006

:)


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Betotumminelli On 03/01/2006

Vou ver se acho uns dirigiveis da primeira guerra que bombardearam Londres, escaneio e te mando.:-))))


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Rafael Netto On 03/01/2006

O Marcelo Almirante é capaz de dizer que os tais magos negros, baseados nos EUA, não queriam o desenvolvimento dos dirigíveis e como sempre deram um jeito para que eles literalmente naufragassem...É capaz que o desenvolvimento dos dirigíveis atrapalhasse o andamento da II Guerra Mundial, que os tais magos estavam tramando.<A HREF="http://fotolog.terra.com.br/rafael_netto" TARGET=_top>http://fotolog.terra.com.br/rafael_netto</A>


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Luiz_d On 03/01/2006

Belo vôo publicitário!<A HREF="http://fotolog.terra.com.br/luizd" TARGET=_top>http://fotolog.terra.com.br/luizd</A>


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Photomechanica On 03/01/2006

Pelo que vc conta, os dirigiveis operados pelos americanos deram com os burros n'água, com trocadilho, please.Até o alemão, quando explodiu, foi nos EUA.Eu hêin, quanta urucubaca...


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Gerard_3 On 03/01/2006

Catzo que fim trágico!:(Pq vc está grrrrrrrrrrrr???Que passa?;)Bjócas!De






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