K-Class Blimp - Tustin, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 42.172 W 117° 49.109
11S E 424151 N 3729512
Quick Description: One of many historical markers at Victory Park in Tustin.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 12:20:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM111FF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "The K-class blimp was a class of blimps (non-rigid airship) built by Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio for the United States Navy. These blimps were powered by two Pratt & Whitney Wasp nine-cylinder radial air-cooled engines. Each mounted on twin-strut outriggers, one per side of the control car, that hung under the envelope.

Before and during World War II, 135 K-class blimps were built, configured for patrol and anti-submarine warfare operations and were extensively used in the Navy's anti-submarine efforts in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean areas.

An aircrew of 10 normally operated the K-ships consisting of a command pilot, two co-pilots, a navigator/pilot, airship rigger, an entrance man, two mechanics, and two radiomen."
Group that erected the marker: St. Anton Partners

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Tustin, CA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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