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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.

  2. Aug 19, 2015 · The sinking of USS Macon (ZRS-5), a lighter-than-air rigid airship, resulted in few deaths but its loss ended the Navy’s quest to use airships as long-range scouts for the fleet.

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  3. Exploring the wreckage of the USS Macon, which went down off the California coast 80 years ago. Lickliter-Mundon wants to use the 3D photomosaic to learn more about how the Macon sank. A...

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  4. Eighty years ago, the U.S. Navy's last great airship crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. 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.

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  5. Apr 11, 2024 · Photomontage of Sparrowhawk biplanes from USS Macon wreckage, created by the staff of National Geographic Magazine using footage from ROV Ventana. (Image originally used in January 1992 issue of National Geographic).

  6. Oct 23, 2006 · The 1935 crash of the Navy zeppelin USS Macon off the California coast marked an inglorious end to a unique experiment in aviation. The giant airship was one of only two ''flying aircraft...

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  8. Oct 3, 2006 · The Macon struggled for almost an hour before it hit the ocean and sank in approximately 1,500 feet of water. It lay on the bottom undisturbed and undiscovered for nearly 60 years.

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