Worst Airship Disaster in History - The Airship USS Akron, April 4, 1933

Worst Airship Disaster in History - The Airship USS Akron, April 4, 1933

USS Akron was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy. It was designed to provide long-distance scouting in support of fleet operations. Construction of U.S.S. Akron began in November, 1929 at the newly completed Goodyear-Zeppelin Airdock in Akron, Ohio. The airship was christened by First Lady Lou Hoover, the wife of United States President…