Airships Over Southend
Southend-on-Sea
From what was originally conceived as a machine of war soon became the luxury ocean line of the sky. The life of the airships was relatively short lived, a number of losses saw the giants disappear for decades, then a resurgence of interest saw a boom in airships again, these were much smaller Blimps and were not used for war but as giant flying advertising hoardings. Below are airships which have appeared in the skies over Southend: Monday 10th May 1915: Zeppelin LZ38 Drops incendiaries on Southend killing one injuring two, and starting 15 fires. West Road, & Hamlet Court Road attacked by Zeppelin LZ38 Commanded by Hauptmann Erich Linnarz, unexploded bombs found at Victoria Corner Wednesday 26th May 1915: Southend bombed by the Zeppelin LZ38 three killed three injured, 9 fires reported 1930: R101

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Airship Industries Skyship 600 N605SK over the town “Skoda Roadshow 2006”
American Blimp Corporation A60 G-HLEL "Goodyear"
Goodyear Aerospace GZ-20A N2A, operated from Southend airport
Tuesday 26th May 1981: Goodyear Aerospace GZ-20A N2A, operated from Southend airport May 1985: Skyship 500 G-BIHN “Swan Lager” July 1986: Skyship 500 G-BIHN “Fuji Tape” Saturday 20th August 1988: Fuftschiff WDL1 D-LDFO “Fujifilm” April 1989: Airship Industries SKS-600 G-SKSC “Esso Unleaded” Friday 16th June 1995: ABC Lightship A60 N2022B “Mazda” operated from airport Monday 21st June 2004: Zeppelin LZN07 JA101Z flew along the Thames Estuary
Tuesday 12th September 2006: Airship Industries Skyship 600 N605SK over the town “Skoda Roadshow 2006” Monday 15th September 2008: Unknown Zeppelin airship
Thursday 1st September 2011: American Blimp Corporation A60 G-HLEL "Goodyear"
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