Sonar images of the Graf Zeppelin

First Sonar Images of ‘Nazi Aircraft Carrier’

A sonar picture of the wreck and an original photo underneath: Experts think that the detailed similarity of both images proves that it is the same ship.

Conclusive? Hardly. But very interesting. I noted the discovery of what’s thought to be the only German aircraft carrier last week.

The new images will spark discussion about how the Nazi aircraft carrier finally ended up on the ocean floor. The Nazis scuttled the aircraft carrier at the end of the war, but it was subsequently refloated by the Russians. But historians are unsure if the ship struck a mine on the way to Russia, or if it was deliberately sunk. One theory suggests the aircraft carrier may have been overloaded with Nazi war bullion.


  1. Those wacky Nazis, making a single carrier while fighting the two greatest navys in history. That’s no way to conquer the world. I wonder did the prosepctive crew die fighting as Volksgrenadiers or what. We are fortunate that the Nazis never figured out how to apply their considerable industrial resources to crushing Britain in ’40 or ’41. But, they did have ‘Will’ and a loyal homefront, even the Navy. Funny how ‘will’ didn’t make a damn bit of difference in the end. The Good War is fascinating.

  2. Hehe ‘The Good War’. That reminds me of this quote: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Contrary to what you’ve just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy. If you’d like to learn more about war, there’s lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool, gory pictures.’ – Bart Simpson

  3. Heck, Maybe Clive Cussler can get a good story out of this! ‘DIRK PITT RAISES THE GRAF ZEPPELIN’!