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2798
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Air Ship Dock #2 was built in Pasquotank County by the Navy during World War II to house blimps used in antisubmarine warfare. One of the world's largest wooden buildings, it was destroyed by fire on August 3, 1995.
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5205
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Weeksville, in Pasquotank County, was a major U.S. Naval Air Station during World War II and a major player in the battle against German submarines. Here were based lighter-than-air aircraft that patrolled the Atlantic, hunting German U-Boats. The base housed 850 officers and men and had two large hangers, one steel, the other wooden. The wooden hanger was the largest wooden structure in the world; it burned in August 1995.
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10518
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Weeksville, near Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, was a major U.S. Naval Air Station during World War II and a major player in the battle against German submarines. Here were based lighter-than-air aircraft that patrolled the Atlantic, hunting German U-Boats.
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6080
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Two giant hangars were built in Weeksville, Pasquotank County, in 1941, to house blimps used in anti-submarine warfare during World War II. One was the largest wooden structure ever built. The other hangar measured 960 feet in length and had two clamshell doors that weighed 420 tons apiece. House recounts the history of the blimps and their huge hangars from World War II to the present.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 2003, p10-11, il
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29147
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This article is written in response to the Fall 2004 Volume X, Issue 2 of Recall and contains some corrections. The author was a blimp pilot and was assigned to ZP-1 at Weeksville, NC. Overman discusses the altitude at which blimps can fly, how an airship climbs and descends, the maximum speed of an airship, the ballonets on an airship, and corrections to a particular historical event.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 11 Issue 2, Fall 2005, p23
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