Oostende - Spuikom


Following the example set at Zeebrugge and in order to protect those submarines of the U-boatflotille "Flandern" which

were based in the port of Oostende a seaplane station was created at the "Spuikom" which was called "Seeflugstation Flandern II"

(the Zeebrugge base was named "Flandern I").  From 11 March 1917 until the end of the hostilities some

Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 seaplanes were based here.


Mike Terlinden Collection


Oostende Spuikom


The same base seen from the air. At least two Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 seaplanes can be identified on this picture.


Daniel Brackx Collection





Last updated 10/06/12 07:55   Daniel Brackx