Photograph of the nose of the USS Akron being attached
Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post
Emergency Control Station
Catwalk on the USS Akron
USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock
From the US National Archives, here are some photographs submitted to the 1933 Joint Congressional Committee to investigate dirigible disasters. According to the Archives, “the Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters was created to investigate the cause of the USS Akron disaster and the wrecks of other Army and Navy dirigibles and to determine responsibility.” Seventy plus years later, these images no longer read as evidence from a disaster report, but rather, lovely snaps of a lost transportation and housing system. Not pictured – dirigible kitchens and close up views of air ship appliances and leisure time.