Did Germany use aircraft carriers in WWII?

I have seen pictures of america and Britain using aircraft carriers during ww2 but I have never seen a picture of a German carrier.

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  • 7 years ago
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    no. never used one, almost built one though

    Hitler had promised the German Navy (The Kriegsmarine) carriers as early as 1935, and the keel was laid for the Graf Zepplin on December 26, 1936. The Graf Zeppelin was 920 feet long and weighed 19,250 tons. Her top speed was to be 33.8 knots. Her crew complement was 1,760 and she was to hangar forty aircraft. By comparison the large American Essex class carriers of WWII could carry 80 to 100 aircraft. The Germans got as far as partly installing the catapults when the ship was then turned into a floating warehouse for u-boat parts.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Did Germany use aircraft carriers in WWII?

    I have seen pictures of america and Britain using aircraft carriers during ww2 but I have never seen a picture of a German carrier.

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  • 7 years ago

    Generalizations and oversimplifications aside, yes Germany had one aircraft carrier in WWII though it was not completed. They did not complete construction or use it, but it existed. Here are the links:

    German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin - Wikipedia, the free ...

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    German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin was the lead ship in a class of two carriers ordered by the Kriegsmarine. ... World War II aircraft carriers of Germany;

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    In no naval action of World War 2 will you find a German aircraft carrier taking part. ... I wonder also did the Soviet Union have any aircraft carriers during WWII?

    WW2 Graf Zeppelin Kriegsmarine Aircraft Carrier

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    German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. Graf Zeppelin was an aircraft carrier of the Kriegsmarine, named in honor of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.

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  • 7 years ago

    Do some geographical thinking here. Considering Germany never attacked a country that was a quite a distance away from a European City they hold, would they need them?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You are quite right.Germany was not a natural naval power,although they had many battle ships and preferred submarines. They had no carriers in either war. Hitler said he was a hero on land yet a coward at sea.

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