In 48 findings of fact and 36 statements of opinion, the Naval Court of Inquiry headed by Rear Admiral Hilary P. Jones last week summarized its investigation of the loss of the dirigible Shenandoah. Excerpts:
General: "The Shenandoah represented the best practices in design and construction at the period of its building.
"The proportionately greater weight for structure and fittings of the Shenandoah resulted in increased strength.
"The damage to the Shenandoah due to breaking away from the Lakehurst mooring mast was fully repaired and no loss of strength ensued as a result...