Recent Examples of airship from the Web
In 1933, the Navy airship USS Akron crashed in severe weather off New Jersey with the loss of 73 lives.
Projects Attempts have been made to revive the airship before, most notably by Cargolifter AG, which failed in 2002 after seeking to develop a craft with a 160-ton payload, leaving a 19 million cubic-foot hangar now used as an amusement park.
Upon completion, about 112 gallons of paint, provided by Akron Paint and Varnish of Akron, will have been applied to the airship's polyester fabric.
To be sure, at the turn of the century during the phantom airship waves, some had speculated that the vessels spotted might be from another planet.
Still, this did not end the quest for an airship future.
In 1896, newspapers throughout the United States began reporting accounts of mysterious airships flying overhead.
During a day-long opening celebration attended by executives from around the country, roses were dropped from a fleet of airships and airplanes onto the Mayflower's roof, called the Zeppelin Observation roof.
Much of the action takes place aboard an airship called the Elsinore, and there are references in the script that reflect that.
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Definition of airship for English Language Learners
: a very large aircraft that does not have wings but that has a body filled with gas so that it floats and that is driven through the air by engines
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