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Hangar No. 1, Lakehurst Naval Air Station

Manchester Township, New Jersey
County of Ocean.
National Register Number: 68000031
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - air facility. The threat level was Priority3 in
1996.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1968):
Commissioned in 1921, Lakehurst Naval Air Station became the hub of naval lighter-than-air activity; it was the home port for the Navy's rigid airships SHENNANDOAH, LOS ANGELES, AKRON, and MACON. In addition, it was the only stopping place in this country for commercial airships, and, in 1937, was the scene of the crash of the German zeppelin HINDENBURG.


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