December 161929: The R.100, the great Yorkshire England built airship, sister of the R.101, was launched from her shed at Howden and made her maiden voyage to Cardington. The 140 miles were covered in two hours. Photo: Planet News Archive/Getty
USS Los Angeles, ZR-3, lands onboard the USS Saratoga, CV-3, 28 January 1928. ZR-3, USS Los Angeles, was a zeppelin built in Germany for the United States Navy as part of a reparations payment. She was our longest-serving airship from 1924-1939. Her landing onboard the USS Saratoga on 28 January 1928 was a one-time event and as far as I know the only airship landing on a carrier. There possibly were others during the World War II years, but I haven’t found any documented yet.
GERMAN NAVAL AIRSHIP L25 (Q 58457) German naval airship L25. Completed Potsdam; commissioned on 14 November 1915. Capacity 1 126 700 cubic feet. Length 536.4 feet; diameter 61.35 feet. Four 240 hp maybach engines. Speed 61 mph. Ceiling 12 800 feet. Old LZ88 reconstructed, renamed L25 and recommissioned 19 January 1917. Broken up at Potsdam, Germany, 15 September 1917.