|Title||U.S.S. Akron - Fin |
|Description||A photograph showing a fin being raised into place. Each fin was about the size of an average city lot. It was estimated that four ordinary houses together with two one-car garages could be placed on each fin with still enough room for a few flower beds. |
|Contributors||Akron-Summit County Public Library|
|Format||10 in. x 8 in. |
|Relation||General Photograph Collection|
|Additional Information||http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/a-b/airships3.html; http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/ac-usn22/z-types/zrs4.htm; http://www.nlhs.com/akrondes.htm |
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|About the U.S.S. Akron||Built in Akron, Ohio in 1931, the U.S.S. Akron was used to determine the potential for rigid airships as Naval scouting fleets. On April 4, 1933, the U.S.S. Akron encountered a storm over the New Jersey coast and crashed tail-first into the sea. Only three of the seventy-six men on board survived the accident.