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Flugzeugträger B

Aircraft Carrier




Flugzeugträger B

Service Data

In Service:

Production Data

Ordered:
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Construction No: 555
Laid down: 1938
Launched: 1 July 1940
Commissioned:

Technical Data

Type: Aircraft Carrier
Class: Flugzeugträger

Displacement: 23,430 tons standard 29,722 tons full load
Length: 262.5 m
Beam: 36.2 m
Draft: 7.13 m
Propulsion: 4 × shaft BBC geared turbines producing up to 200,000 shp
Propellers: 4 × screws German ships usually had three
Speed: 33.8 knots
Range: 8000 nautical miles at 19 knots
Crew: 1,760 men and officers, 306 flight personnel
Armament:
16 × 15 cm L/55 SK C/28
12 × 10.5 cm L/65 SK C/33
carried 4,000 to 4,800 rounds
22 × 3.7 cm L/83 SK C/30
carried 44,000 rounds
28 × 2 cm MG L/65 C/30
carried 56,000 rounds
1 × 8.8 cm L/75 SK C/25 after 1941
Armour Belt 100 mm, Deck 60 mm,
Command Tower 15 cm
Aircraft:
12 to 30 Junkers Ju 87D
10 × Messerschmitt Me 109T or Fieseler Fi 167
12 × Messerschmitt Me BF 109G
Electronics:
Operators: Kriegsmarine
Variants:
Flugzeugträger B
Graf Zeppelin

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Career

28 February 1940
The Aircraft Carrier Flugzeugträger B is broken up, and scrapped.

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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