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USS Macon 150827-N-TH437-003 - 4

USS Macon 150827-N-TH437-003
Description: 150827-N-TH437-003 WASHINGTON — Megan Lickliter-Mundon (left), a researcher with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, explains the special solution a girder from the wreck of the rigid airship USS Macon (ZRS 5) soaks in to conserve it. The artifact was brought to Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology and Conservation Laboratory to study the effects of 80 years at 1,500 feet under the Pacific Ocean. Macon crashed Feb. 12, 1935 during a storm off Point Sur, Calif., ending the Navy's program of rigid airship operations. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood/Released)
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