Naval Airship C-5 Makes 1100-Mile Flight
The United States naval airship C-5, Lieut.-Comdr. E. W. Coil, U. S. N., commander, made on May 14-15 a non-stop flight of 970 nautical miles (1115 Sta. miles), from Montauk naval air station to St. Johns, N. F., in 25 hr. 40 min. According to a statement issued by the Navy Department, the cruise was undertaken for the purpose of testing the practical radius of action of this class of airships, as well as their ability to operate under varying weather conditions; the outcome of this flight would determine the advisability of having the C-5 attempt to cross the Atlantic under her own power.