Saturday, September 30, 2006

They found the USS Macon

Ain't she a beautiful thing to behold? Remember the USS Macon?
On Feb. 12, 1935, during severe weather off Point Sur, Calif., a U.S. Navy flying machine called the USS Macon fell from the sky, plunged into the Pacific Ocean, and sank.
This month researchers documented the wreckage of the 785-foot dirigible.
Here is one bit I did not know.
Images show the airship's hangar bay, containing four Sparrowhawk biplanes, five of the eight 12-cylinder gasoline engines,
I knew she carried aircraft, but that many? Read it all at LiveScience.

Hat tip The Commissar.

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