Navy dirigible (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Navy dirigible

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 5111-7


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    J Lincoln Hallowell Jr

    • 24/Jul/2017 02:31:54

    It's very possible that this is a photo of Naval Air Station - Rockaway, in Queens, NY. It is identifiable by the building at the top of the photo, in the background, which appears to be US Lifesaving Station Rockaway, which was located just west of the air station, in Fort Tilden. Best guess on the date is sometime in 1917, soon after the air station was established.

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    • 26/Jul/2017 02:42:01

    This and the photo below, among this latest group of LOC Bain photos to be posted, is a photo of a US Navy C-Class blimp. [] See: For comparison purposes, see also this newsreel footage of C-Class blimps posted on YouTube by CriticalPast: YouTube - Critical Past: "U.S. Navy C-class airships at Fort Tilden, New York HD Stock Footage"

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    • 26/Jul/2017 17:32:37

    Looks like Rockaway is correct, see comment under Navy dirigible (LOC)

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    • 27/Jul/2017 16:25:55

    [] Excellent! Here's additional footage of a C-Class blimp taking off from the airship hangar at Fort Tilden (adjacent to NAS Rockaway) for a flight over Manhattan. The building in the photo on the left side of the frame is captured at approximately the 48-second mark of this film. YouTube - CrticalPast: "Manhattan, NY, viewed from U.S. Navy C-class Airship HD Stock Footage"