These photographs record a significant event in the history of the British airship N.S.11. The photographs are part of the Adolphe Henri DuBois Special Photo Collection of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. In all probability the photographs were taken at RAF Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppy, Kent – although not an airship station it was still a fully-active airfield. On a journey that started from Longside on 16 March 1919, N.S.11 landed at Eastchurch on 18 March 1919 after a flight of 40 hours, 30 minutes. The flight was intended to be a complete circuit of the North Sea but the ship developed trouble with the starboard engine and the attempt had to be terminated. As you will see from the photographs only the port blower pipe is lowered to provide air pressure in the ballonets – the starboard pipe is in the raised position. For more information visit: ns11.org
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