So, I'm lookin' at the kewl collection of photos of the USS Macon which DirtCrashr linked and said to Tam, "Oooo, you should see the mooring mast for the Macon, it's like a combination switching engine, scenic elevator and radio tower!"
Tam spins around. "There was an airship named after Mencken?!"
[...long pause...] "Oh, Macon!"
"Yep," sez I, "But how wondrous if they had. The USS Mencken would have to be equipped with a pointy ram and go around deflating enemy airships!"
O, happy, happy world, that'd have such vehicles innit....
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