¶ Practically any course chosen by the late captain of the U. S. S. Akron, other than the one he did choose, might have taken the ship out of danger.
¶ The Akron's aerologist (who went down with his ship) had predicted thunderstorms "but had no doubt of the ship's ability to avoid bad weather."
¶ The one surviving officer believes the ship was broken by striking the water. The two surviving enlisted men believe she was broken by wind a few moments before she hit the sea.
¶ Before casting off for...