NAVY: Blimps for Subs

After long, nearly fruitless years of laboring among the heathen, the Navy's No. 1 apostle of lighter-than-aircraft, Captain Charles Emery Rosendahl, last week had hope of a new U.S. air fleet. At the Navy's LTA station at Lakehurst, N.J., he had a new 400,000-cu.-ft. blimp* called K3. It was the first new nonrigid airship Lakehurst had had in many a moon. After trial flights, K-3 will be ready for coastal patrol, the first of 48 blimps authorized by Congress, in a sudden appreciation of LTA. It was high time, thought Captain Rosendahl. In...

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