Spectators viewing the tail end of the U.S.S. Akron. 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. The emergency control room was located in the lower fin.
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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.