This day in 1925: Loss of U.S.S. Shenandoah TOPICS:ShenandoahToday in History Posted By: Dan Grossman September 3, 2015 On this day in 1925, the U.S.S. Shenandoah crashed in Ohio during a storm, destroyed by politics as much as the weather. Fourteen officers and sailors were killed in the disaster. A service commemorating the loss will be held this Sunday in Ava, Ohio.