• Flugzeugmutterschiffe der Kaiserlichen Marine und Ihre Flugzeuge

    In the First World War the aircraft mother ships (seaplane support ships) of the Imperial Navy, which were classified as auxiliary ships emerged from converted cargo ships, which served from 1914 to 1919 as advanced sea flight stations. Because the initially unprotected installation on the upper deck severely affected the aircraft, larger aircraft mother ships received hangars.
    On the basis of many unpublished private photographs from the estates of various seafarers and a short, explanatory text, this book traces the history of airborne naval aviation in the Imperial Navy. As a thematic conclusion, the efforts of the Naval War Command of the Kriegsmarine, which in 1939/1940 again wanted to use aircraft mother ships for the trade war on the Baltic Sea, are presented.