German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin

German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Graf Zeppelin was an aircraft carrier of the Kriegsmarine, named like the famous airship in honour of Graf (Count) Ferdinand von Zeppelin. It was Germany’s only aircraft carrier during World War II. Its construction was ordered on 16 November 1935, and its keel was laid down 28 December 1936 by Deutsche Werke of Kiel. It was launched on 8 December 1938, but was never completed, never commissioned, and never saw action.

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