Graf Zeppelin at "anchor"
Zeppelin Airship D-LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin was launched for the first time on
September 18, 1928. Designed for carrying 20 passengers and a crew of 40, this
airship set a host of records, including the longest non-stop flight from
Germany to Lakehurst, New Jersey, a 6200 mile trip, in 111 hours and 44
minutes. In August, 1929, she made the 20,500 mile around the world trip in a
total of 12 days in the air.