Photo #: NH 41997
British airship R-38 (U.S. Navy ZR-2)
Six U.S. Navy Petty Officers "sail to speed up work on the R-38. ... The R-38 is nearing completion in England and is to be flown to her hangar at Lakehurst, N.J." (quoted from the original caption). They are on board the passenger liner Princess Matoika (formerly USS Princess Matoika) for the trip to England.
These men are identified in the original caption as:
left to right, front: J.W. Cullinan, M. Lay and I.L. Thomas.
left to right, standing: N. Julnis (sic. ?), A.B. Galation and H. Christensen.
Chief Boatswain's Mate M. Lay and Chief Machinist's Mate W.A. Julius were among those who lost their lives when the R-38 crashed on 24 August 1921.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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1 December 2004