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  1. The wreckage is listed as the USS Macon Airship Remains on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Less than 20 ft (6.1 m) shorter than the Hindenburg , both Macon and her sister ship Akron were among the largest flying objects in the world in terms of length and volume.

    • 21 April 1933
    • 31 October 1929 (Commenced), 8 August 1931 (Launched)
    • 23 June 1933 (Commissioned)
  2. The USS Macon 's location was lost until researchers discovered its remains 1,500 feet below the surface of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in 1990.

  3. Aug 19, 2015 · August 19, 2015 1:39 PM A screen grab of video from the Aug. 18, 2015 dive on the USS Macon. Ocean Exploration Trust Photo SILVER SPRING, Md. – Eighty years ago, the Navy’s last flying aircraft carrier crashed off the coast of California and sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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  5. Source: Monterey Bay National Maritime Sanctuary The Mystery of the Submerged Remains of the USS Macon . The exact location of the submerged remains of the USS Macon remained a mystery for nearly fifty years until a commercial fisherman snagged a piece of girder from the Macon in his net.

  6. February 2016 1 / 3 Remote vehicle operators on the Nautilus get a live view of the USS Macon wreck A sudden wind shear hit the USS Macon. The rigid airship was returning from an exercise...

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  7. Sep 8, 2023 · In June of 1990, Chris Grech from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) coordinated with the U.S. Navy's three-man deep submergence vehicle (DSV) Sea Cliff, to locate and document the Macon 's remains.

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