Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Hanger "B". From the Tillamook Air Museum info handout: "In 1942, the U.S. Navy began construction of 17 wooden hangars around the U.S. coastlines to house the K-class blimps being used for anti-submarine coast patrol and convoy excort. Two were built at Naval Air Station Tillamook. Hangar "A" was destroyed in a 1992 fire. Length: 1,072, Height: 192 feet (over 15 stories), Width: 296 feet, Area: Over 7 acres (enough to play six football games), Doors: 120 feet high, 6 sections each weighing 30 tons (180 tons total), 220 feet wide openings. The sections roll on railroad tracks. Catwalks: two catwalks, each 137 feet above the hanger deck."