AERONAUTICS: Masts Are Best

Experience with the Shenandoah's permanent mooring mast at Lakehurst, N. J., has convinced the U. S. Navy of the mast's immense value in anchoring rigid airships. Therefore, another mast is to be erected immediately at Tacoma, to serve as the Navy's Western station. Tests have shown that few men are needed to secure an airship to a mast, hundreds are required to take an airship in or out of a hangar; also that an airship can stay indefinitely at the mast, be refuelled and regassed there, have all but major repairs made when...

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