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The Flugzeugträger B (Flugzeugträger is German for aircraft carrier) was the sister ship of the Kriegsmarine's only launched aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelinmarker.

The contract to build the ship was awarded to the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft in Kielmarker in 1938, with a planned launch date on July 1, 1940. The hull was never launched, however, as construction stopped on September 19, 1939. Scrapping of the uncompleted carrier was started on February 28, 1940, a process taking four months.

The Kriegsmarine never named a vessel before it was launched, so it was only given the designation "B" ("A" was the Graf Zeppelin's designation before launch). Had it been completed the aircraft carrier would have been named Peter Strasser in honour of the World War I Luftschiffer (Airship Fleet) Chief Commander Peter Strasser.

References

  1. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II, 1994 Edition, page 146


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