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 7

Length 518 ft 2 in
Diameter (max.) 48 ft 6 in
Gasvolume 794,500 sq ft
Number of gascells 18
Number of gondols 2
Number of propellers 4
Number of crew members
Max speed 52 mph
Range 1366 miles
Ceiling 6560 ft
Payload 18,500 lb
Empty weight 39,000 lb
Engines 3 Maybach C-X of 210 hp each. Total: 630 hp.
Factory number LZ 32
Type m
Yard Friedrichshafen
Maiden flight Nov. 23, 1914
Retired Shot down May 4, 1916
Sorties 77 scouting flights.

History

L 7 was the first Zeppelin airship in Tønder. The airship arrived on April 25, 1915 and was stationed in Tønder for 13 months.

On May 4, 1916 it was shot down over the North Sea by the Royal Navy. 11 crew members where killed and 7 ended up as prisoners of war in England.

Based at

Leipzig from November 24 1914.

Nordholz from January 23 1915.

Tønder from April 25 1915 (In the Toni shed).

Commanding Officers

Oblt. z. S. Peterson fra 24.11.1914.

Kptlt. Max Dietrich from June 1 1915 until September 3 1915 (33 flights).

Kptlt. Franz Stabbert from September 5 1915 (20 flights).

Kptlt. v. Schubert from November 12 1915.

Kptlt. Sommerfeldt from January 11 1916.

Kptlt. Hempel from April 18 1916.

Executive Officers

Lt. z. S. Brodrück from November 24 1914.

Lt. v. Nathusius from June 1 1915.

Lt. Schirlitz from September 5 1915 until November 16 1915 (20 flights).

Oblt. Armin Rothe from November 12 1915 until January 11 1916 (6 flights).

Lt. z. S. Gebauer from January 11 1916.

Oblt. z. S. Wenke from April 18 1916.