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KRIEGSMARINE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
(Flugzeugträger)

Kriegsmarine Aircraft Carriers
The aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin.

The aircraft carriers of the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy in World War II.

Graf Zeppelin Class
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
GRAF ZEPPELIN Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
28.12.1936 08.12.1938 (Planned for 04.1941) Scuttled in Stettin
25.04.1945
FLUGZEUGTRÄGER "B" Germaniawerft,
Kiel
30.09.1936 - (Planned for 04.1941) Scrapped on slip 1940
FLUGZEUGTRÄGER "C" Germaniawerft,
Kiel
- - (Planned for 07.1944) Canceled before
construction began
FLUGZEUGTRÄGER "D" Deutsche Werke,
Kiel
- - (Planned for 07.1944) Canceled before
construction began

In May 1942 is was planned to convert three merchant ships and the heavy cruiser Seydlitz into auxiliary aircraft carriers.

Auxiliary Aircraft Carriers (Hilfsflugzeugträger)
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Commd. Fate
EUROPA Blohm & Voss,
Hamburg
1927 16.08.1928 26.03.1929 as ocean liner Conversion to carrier canceled
25.11.1942
To USA 1945
GNEISENAU AG Weser,
Bremen
1934 17.05.1935 03.01.1936 as ocean liner Conversion to carrier canceled
25.11.1942
Mined in Baltic Sea
02.05.1943
POTSDAM Blohm & Voss,
Hamburg
1934 16.01.1935 27.06.1936 as ocean liner Conversion to carrier canceled
To Britain 1946
SEYDLITZ Deschimag,
Bremen
29.12.1936 19.01.1939 - Conversion to carrier canceled
Scuttled in Königsberg
29.01.1945




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