Zeppelin and Garrison Museum Tønder

The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 pm and 4 pm from May 1 until October 30.

Zeppelin L 17

Length 536 ft 5 in
Diameter (max.) 61 ft 4 in
Gasvolume 1,126,400 sq ft
Number of gascells 16
Number of gondols 2
Number of propellers 4
Number of crew members
Max speed 60 mph
52 kts
Range 2670 miles
Ceiling 9186 ft
Payload 33,100 lb
Empty weight 48,500 lb
Engines 4 Maybach HSLu of 240 hp each. Total: 960 hp
Factory number LZ 53
Type p
Yard Friedrichshafen
Maiden flight Oct. 20 1915
Retired Burned in Toska shed Dec. 28 1916
Sorties 27 scouting flights. 11 raids.

Based at

Nordholz from October 22 1915.

Tønder from August 17 1916 (In the Toska shed).

Commanding Officers

Kptlt. Ehrlich from October 22 1915.

Kptlt. Hermann Kraushaar from August 10 1916 until December 28 1916 (22 sorties).

Executive Officers

Oblt. z. S. Dietsch from October 22 1915.

Lt. Ernst Zimmermann from August 10 1916 until December 28 1916 (22 sorties).