Airships and Lakehurst N.A.S.

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  1. rc911

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    This seems like the best place to post this and some other related historic photos. I hope you enjoy them. IMG_20161127_115139652.jpg
     
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    Really neat picture.

    The Lakehurst Naval Air Station museum sells little scraps of the Los Angeles as a fundraiser for like $60 or so. It would almost be worth the nights I'd have to spend on the couch. :D
     
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    The Los Angeles moored inside Hangar 1. IMG_20161208_161006128.jpg
     
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    It could do a u-turn in there.
     
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    Here's another nice shot of the Los Angeles and Hangar One at Lakehurst. The original that I have is about 4"x8".
     

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    Spent some time at Lakehurst during my Navy days and yes, Hanger 1 has to be seen to be believed. It is absolutely huge to the point that it creates its own weather INSIDE!
     
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    Front and back of photo: people waiting at Hangar One, Lakehurst NAS. If anybody knows German, perhaps you can translate the back of the photo. hangar 1.jpg back of hangar 1 photo.jpg
     
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    I agree that is what it says.
     
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    "The Mother of all Airships". Hindenburg peeking out of Hangar One, Lakehurst. This is one of a series of four that I have and will post others soon. Hindenburg at Lakehurst.jpg
     
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    This is from the same series of Hindenburg photos as the previous post. The distortion on the lower left of the ship is just a reflection from when I took a photo of the photo. Hindenburg at lakehurst #2.jpg
     
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    The description of this photo reads: Ex-Queen moves out for new Sky Ruler. It continues in part, "Lakehurst, NJ... The Los Angeles (foreground) now out of service), is moored to a mast as the new giant of the air, "Hindenburg" noses down to make connection to another mooring mast. The new ship is so large that the Los Angeles had to be removed from the huge hangar so that the visitor could be berthed inside. This picture was made from the air". Dated: May 9, 1936.

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    This photograph from 1926 was never published until John Toland discovered it and published it in the late 1950's in his book, "Ships In The Sky". As the Los Angeles was being prepared for a flight at Lakehurst, a cool breeze blew in from the Atlantic and lifted the ship by the tail until it was completely vertical. It remained in this posture for about 7 minutes. Crewmen inside the ship clung to girders and hung on until the ship swung slowly over and sank down on the other side of the mooring mast coming right side up once again in a gentle roll. The only damage to the ship was a welter of small holes in the nose of the ship from pots, pans, tools and spare parts that rained down from storage nets during the summersault. With the mooring mast at approximately 200 feet tall and the Los Angeles at about 700 feet long, this event lifted the tail to nearly 1000 feet. At that height, it would have been visible from pretty much anywhere in South Jersey. Imagine being a witness to that!
     

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    Today, May 6, 2017, is the 80th anniversary of the crash if the Hindenburg at Lakehurst. In an unusual move, the Navy will open the gates to the public at 5 pm today for those who want to attend the memorial ceremony. The usual preregistration to enter the base, which can take up to two weeks to be approved, is being waived for this short time period (5 pm-6:15 pm today only). U.S. citizens only will be permitted on base and I.D. is required.
    About this photo taken May 9, 1936: The zeppelin is being trundled into the U.S. Navy hangar (Hangar 1), its nose hooked to a mobile mooring tower. It had just set a record for its first North Atlantic crossing--- the first leg of ten scheduled round trips between Germany and America.
     

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