USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) Moored at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, in October 1924. USS Aroostook (CM-3) is tied up to the Air Station pier in the upper right, with a storeship (Arctic, Boreas or Yukon) moored in the channel nearby. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave Freret, USN (Retired), 1972. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph
USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) Leaving the airship hangar at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. Probably photographed when she left the hangar for the first time, on 4 September 1923. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph
May 9, 1936, Lakehurst, NJ. The Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg at left, escorted by a USCG LAKEHURST, NJ: A Douglas RD-4 seaplane. Navy airship ZR-3 USS Los Angeles at right. A year later, the Hindenburg burned at Lakehurst, killing 36 people.
USS Macon christening ceremony – March 11, 1933. The propellers could be rotated down or backwards, providing an early form of thrust vectoring, to control the ship during takeoff and landings. Designed to carry five F9C Sparrowhawk biplanes, the Macon first docked an aircraft on 6 July 1933 during trial flights out of Lakehurst, New Jersey. The planes were stored in bays inside the hull and were launched and retrieved using a trapeze.