Christening of the USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) 1924.

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The christening of the USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C, on the 25th November 1924. Built for the US navy by the Zeppelin factory it served as an experimental, observational and training facility for the navy, eventually logging 172,400 nautical miles of travel. The longest serving of all the airships commissioned by the US navy it was finally decommissioned in 1939.

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