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Friedrichshafen FF-33 * Retired *
Two FF-33J/S recce floatplane aircraft interned from German Navy 6 and 7 August 1917. Former example, serial V-1, interned at Ameland and taken on charge 21 August 1917, arrived in NEI 26 November 1918, withdrawn 1925. Latter example, serial V-2, interned near Texel and taken on charge 1 October 1917 and withdrawn 3 October 1919. The FF-33S was a trainer version of the FF-33J.
One FF-33L aircraft interned from German Navy 24 September 1917 at Wielingen, Zeeland. Taken on charge 26 March 1918 and serialled V-3. Date withdrawn not known.
18 aircraft ordered 15 October 1918 from Germany. Delivered 17 April 1919 - August 1919. Serialled V-15 to V-32. Floatplane coastal recce aircraft. Last withdrawn 1925.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
V-1   931 21 Aug 1917 FF-33J/S, soc 1925
V-2   1101 1 Oct 1917 FF-33J/S, soc 3 Oct 1919 after forced landing
V-3   1581 26 Mar 1918 FF-33L, soc ?
V-15 1383   April 1919 soc 21 Sept 1922
V-16 1384   April 1919 Crashed near Schellingwoude 11 Sept 1919
V-17 1385   Sept 1919 soc 1925
V-18 1386   17 April 1919 Crashed in Oosterschelde 17 Oct 1919
V-19 1387   April 1919 soc 1925
V-20 1388   April 1919 sunk after forced landing off Felixstowe 12 June 1919
V-21 1389   April 1919 soc 1925
V-22 1390   April 1919 soc 1925
V-23 1391   23 April 1919 Sunk after forced landing near Katwijk 1 Aug 1919
V-24 1392   May 1919 soc 2 Aug 1919
V-25 1393   Sept 1919 soc 1925
V-26 1394   Sept 1919 soc 1925
V-27 1395   May 1919 soc 1925
V-28 1396   June 1919 soc 1925
V-29 1397   June 1919 soc 1925
V-30 1398   July 1919 soc 1925
V-31 1399   July 1919 soc 1925
V-32 1400   Aug 1919 soc 1925

References:

  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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