mooring mast


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mooring mast

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(Aeronautics) a mast or tower to which a balloon or airship may be moored. Also called: mooring tower
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Noun1.mooring mast - a tower for mooring airshipsmooring mast - a tower for mooring airships  
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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Even though the British always trailed the Germans in technology, they did develop the mooring mast in 1919.
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey.
The airship had left England on the "all-red route" to India: "Godspeed" they had said as she left her mooring mast one dark night - some of her crew using their flashlights at her windows to flash back "Goodbye".