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 23

Length 585 ft 5 in
Diameter (max.) 61 ft 4 in
Gasvolume 1,264,100 sq ft
Number of gascells 18
Number of gondols 2
Number of propellers 4
Number of crew members
Max speed 57,3 mph
Range
Ceiling 11,500 ft
Payload 40,700 lb
Empty weight 51,000 lb
Engines 4 Maybach HSLu of 240 hp each. Total: 960 hp
Factory number LZ 66
Type q
Yard Potsdam
Maiden flight April 8, 1916
Retired August 22, 1917
Sorties 51 scouting flights. 8 raids.

Based at

Tønder from April 21 1916.

Nordholz from April 29 1916.

Tønder from November 9 1916 (In the Tobias shed).

Commanding Officers

Kptlt. v. Schubert from April 16 1916.

Kptlt. Wilhelm Ganzel from August 10 1916 until November 16 1916 (16 sorties).

Kplt. Franz Stabbert from December 20 1916 until January 23 1917 (2 sorties).

Kptlt. Ludwig Bockholt from January 30 1917 until April 14 1917 (35 sorties).

Oblt. z. S. Bernhard Dinter from June 14 1917 until August 21 1917 (16 sorties).

Executive Officers

Oblt. z. S. Armin Rothe from April 16 1916 until November 16 1916 serving under 3 different commanders. (41 sorties in all).

Lt. z. S. Maas from January 30 1917.

Lt. s. Z. Otto Hamann from June 14 1917 until his death August 21 1917 (16 sorties).