Unfortunately, the R38 (ZR-2) crashed on its test flight and "lighter-than-air" craft were never fully adopted for Navy use.
For Navy use, it would be adapted for aircraft carrier takeoffs and landings.
No conversion was deemed necessary to prepare her for Navy use.
She was converted to Navy use and commissioned there on 3 August 1947.
Subsequent airships for Navy use were of a nonrigid design.
Her conversion for Navy use was meant to be completed by late December, but because of her technical complexity this was extended by several months.
Might they allow the Soviet Navy use of a base after the Americans left?
Following completion of conversion for Navy use, Metomkin began passenger and cargo shuttle duty in the central and western Pacific.
That material was sequestered for Navy use.
Todd Pacific Shipyards of Galveston, Texas converted her for Navy use.