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Investigating Dirigible Disasters

The Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters was created to investigate the cause of the USS Akron disaster and the wrecks of other Army and Navy dirigibles and to determine responsibility. These photographs were submitted to the Joint Committee during its investigation.
Photograph of a Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933
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Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters... more

Photograph of Navigation Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Navigation Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Su... more

Photograph of the Interior Hull of a Dirigible before Gas Cells were Installed, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the Interior Hull of a Dirigible before Gas Cells were Installed, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to In... more

Photograph Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph Rising the First Main Frame of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disas... more

Photograph of a Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of a Propeller on a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Subjec... more

Photograph of the USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible ... more

Photograph of a Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of a Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigib... more

Photograph of Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Head-Chief Inspector of Structures Walking Through a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Inve... more

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disa... more

Photograph of the Nose of the USS Akron being Attached, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the Nose of the USS Akron being Attached, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disa... more

Photograph of a Side Corridor on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of a Side Corridor on a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Su... more

Photograph of a Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of a Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Subje... more

Photograph Looking Down in Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible , ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph Looking Down in Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible , ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate ... more

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigib... more

Photograph of Control Wires and Pulleys on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Control Wires and Pulleys on a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disa... more

Photograph of Engine Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Engine Room in a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Subjec... more

Photograph of Crew Bunks of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Crew Bunks of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Subject... more

U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters, ca. 1933

Original Caption: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters. (1933 - 06/14/1933)..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Inve... more

Two Photograph of the Catwalk on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Two Photograph of the Catwalk on the USS Akron, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...... more

Photograph of the Starboard Side of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the Starboard Side of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters..... more

Photograph of Crews Quarters in a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of Crews Quarters in a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters...Sub... more

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible

Original caption: Left Side of Control Car: Elevator wheel, gas valve pulls, altimeter, etc. Committee Papers

Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible

Original caption: Entering rear of control car from the field. Committee Papers

Photograph of the Front of the Control Car in a Dirigible

Original caption: Front of control car. Rudder wheel - rudder control chains and wires going up. Engine telegraphs. Committee Papers