GRAF ZEPPELIN 2009

GRAF ZEPPELIN 2009

The journey to the wreck of Graf Zeppelin ship is over.
The Sea Office in Gdynia along with the Baltic Shipwreck Society, prepared a full documentation of the aircraft carrier, intended to make the wreck available for diving.

On the part of BTW, the participants were:

Andrew Georgitsis – USA
Anders Nasman – Sweden
Anders Palms – Sweden
Clemens Schutzenhofer – Austria
Olivier Ferner Prantner – Austria
Jan Zilina – Czech Republic
Sebastian Popek – PL
Łukasz Piorewicz – PL
Tymek Podgorczyk – PL
Dimitr Stavrakakis – PL
Robert Klein – PL
Tomek Stachura – PL
below, there are a few pictures:

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equipment loading

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 our vessel in the open sea

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on the first day, we were caught by fog

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later, the weather got better

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 we were lowered and lifted from the ship with a specially assembled lift

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hatch of the lift for lowering planes below the main deck

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flap closing the hatch seen from the bottom

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deck of the aircraft carrier seen from the bottom

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entrance to the workshop room in the lift hatch

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the same room from the inside

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as above

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base for the aircraft turrent on the left board

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such a ramp – platform was on the whole length of the boards
it was probably used by the crew, to hide during takeoff or landing of planes

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traces after missiles on the runway

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mess at the stern

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lift structures at the stern

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 holder for the rubber stopping planes on the runway

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we had bottom times of 25 minutes – so the deco took us from 60 to 85 minutes

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the diving crew along with dr Sicko (luckily, nobody needed his help 😉

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