The Shenandoah broke in two. The R-101 exploded. The R-100 was scrapped.
The Akron and Macon plopped into the sea. Of the large rigid airships built since the War only those of Germany have been successfulthe Los Angeles, now in retirement at Lakehurst, the stalwart old Graf Zeppelin, still shuttling the South Atlantic after carrying some 13,000 passengers without harm, and the new Hindenburg, which runs as safely on the same route.
These familiar facts have left the U. S.
public with a profound apathy to further U. S. airship experimentation. Against this...