National Affairs: Shenandoah Investigation

The Naval Board of Inquiry into the causes of the wreck of the dirigible Shenandoah last week concluded its hearings until such times as technical tests of the frame work of the wrecked ship can be completed.

The testimony of a number of construction experts advanced the opinion that the Shenandoah was lost largely because one of her six engines, (a spare) had been removed to make room for additional radio equipment. It was contended that if this had not been done she could have escaped from the storm.

Meteorological experts were called and were...

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