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 9

Length 529 ft 4 in
Diameter (max.) 52 ft 5 in
Gasvolume 879,500 sq ft
Number of gascells 15
Number of gondols 2
Number of propellers 3 Lorenzen
Number of crew members
Max speed 53 mph
46 kts
Range 1750 miles
Ceiling 9000 ft
Payload 24,450 lbs
Empty weight 39,200 lbs
Engines 3 Maybach C-X, of 210 hp each. Total: 630 hp.
Factory number LZ 36
Type o
Yard Friedrichshafen
Maiden flight March 8, 1915
Retired Burned September 16, 1916.
Sorties 74 scouting flights. 4 raids.

Based at

Nordholz from March 18 1915.

Hage from April 10 1915.

Tønder from July 2 1916.

Seddin from August 3 1916.

Fuhlsbüttel from September 7 1916.

Commanding Officers

Kptlt. Mathy from March 15 1915.

Kptlt. Loewe from June 24 1915.

Kptlt. Martin Dietrich from October 19 1915 until December 22 1915 (12 sorties).

Kptlt. Prölss from December 22 1915.

Hapt. Stelling from March 27 1916.

Kptlt. Hermann Kraushaar from June 10 1916 until July 14 1916 (14 sorties).

Kptlt. Wilhelm Ganzel from July 14 1916 until August 8 1916 (6 sorties).

Kptlt. Hollender from August 8 1916.

Kptlt. Gayer from September 8 1916.

Executive Officers

Oblt. z. S. Friemel from March 15 1915.

Lt. z. S. Braunhof from June 24 1915.

Lt. z. S. Eisenbeck from October 19 1915.

Lt. z. S. Brand from December 22 1915.

Oblt. z. S. Schüz from March 27 1916.

Lt. z. S. Ernst Zimmermann from June 10 1916 until July 14 1916 (14 sorties).

Lt. z. S. Frey from July 14 1916.

Lt. z. S. Loewisch from September 8 1916.