ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
September 2, 1925
The USS Shenandoah Departs on its Final Voyage
On this day in 1925, the United States Navy rigid airship, the USS Shenandoah departed from Lakehurst on her
57th flight, never to return.
The first of four rigid U.S. airships, she first flew in September, 1923 and was the first to cross the North
American continent by airship.
The flight that left on September 2, 1925 began as planned but the next day, she was torn apart in a squall line
over Ohio and crashed.