Wreck of the Shenandoah

Wreck of the Shenandoah (HM1C30)

Location: Senecaville, OH 43780 Guernsey County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.461', W 81° 31.937'

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"Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to...." These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. Fourteen of its crew were killed. While souvenir hunters stripped the wreckage, a nation questioned the value of huge, rigid dirigibles, the last crashing in 1935. Smaller blimps replaced the dirigible as America's lighter-than-air sentinels of the sky.
HM NumberHM1C30
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number30-1
Year Placed1969
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 454525 N 4421346
Decimal Degrees39.94101667, -81.53228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.461', W 81° 31.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 27.66" N, 81° 31' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1433 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Hwy, Senecaville OH 43780, US
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