USS Shenandoah (ZR-1, left) and USS Los Angeles (ZR-3, right) in 1924 in Hangar No. 1, Lakehurst, New Jersey
USS Shenandoah (ZR-1, left) and USS Los Angeles (ZR-3, right) in 1924 in Hangar No. 1, Lakehurst, New Jersey
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List of airships of the United States Navy identifies the airships of the United States Navy by type, identification, and class. The fabric-clad rigid airships were treated as the equivalent of commissioned warships, and all others were treated more like aircraft.

Rigid airships

In the background, Los Angeles, in front of it, (l to r) J-3 or 4, K-1, ZMC-2, in front of them, "Caquot" observation balloon, and in foreground free balloons used for training. US Navy airships and balloons, 1931
In the background, Los Angeles, in front of it, (l to r) J-3 or 4, K-1, ZMC-2, in front of them, "Caquot" observation balloon, and in foreground free balloons used for training. US Navy airships and balloons, 1931

Main article: Rigid airship

Fabric-clad rigid airships

Akron class

Metal rigid airships

Semi-rigid airships

Main article: Semi-rigid airship

Blimps (non-rigid airships)

Main article: Blimp

Gallery

USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)
R38 / ZR-2
USS Los Angeles (ZR-3)
USS Akron (ZRS-4)

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Higham, Robin, "The British Rigid Airship, 1908-1931 A study in weapons policy," London, G.T. Foulis & Co Ltd. p. 222, 1961
  2. ^ Althoff, William F., "Sky Ships," New York, Crown Publications, p. 17, 1990, ISBN 0-517-56904-3
  3. ^ Grossnick, Roy A., "Kite Balloons to Airships. . . the Navy's Lighter-than-air Experience,", Washington, Government Printing Office, 1986

References