The Last Crew

The Last Crew

All nine officers and crew of the NS11 were killed on 15th July 1919 when the airship was “struck by lightning” and burst into flames over the North Sea five miles north of Cromer, Norfolk. Despite an extensive search only two bodies were washed ashore – that of coxswain Sgt. Charles Henry Lewry and the ship’s mascot, an Airedale terrier.

Research is ongoing to piece together the backgrounds and stories of the men onboard NS11 that night. Lost early in their lives, many are without decedents which makes the task all the more difficult. With the help of researchers and family members we are, however, constantly adding to what we know.

CLICK ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH CREW MEMBER.