Entering Guantanamo Bay

This photograph depicts a U. S. Navy airship over Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The photograph was apparently taken from aboard a ship. At least four moored ships are visible in the distance.
Entering Guantanamo Bay. Cuba. (3″ x 5″)

The above photograph shows a U. S. Navy airship over Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The date of the photograph is unknown. It appears to have been taken from aboard a ship.

The U. S. Navy’s first airship was the DN-1 which first flew in April 1917. The Navy flew dirigibles out of McCalla Field, Cuba which was operational from 1931-1970. I am not certain of the perspective because I can’t determine if photographer meant to depict his own entrance to the bay or the dirigible’s entrance. Judging by the ships visible in the distance, I can see at least four, the photographer could be northwest of the airfield.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Google Earth, 2004)

This photograph was purchased from a Baltimore antique shop in November 2020.

Entering Guantanamo Bay

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