In the 1930`s, two artillery ships were built to train personnel for the German Reichsmarine, and Brummer was launched 8. February 1936. Even if she was equipped for anti-air training, she was also fitted out for mine laying which was her primary task in wartime. She was also used to test the new steam turbine systems that were designed for the new destroyers. The test showed no errors, but this proved later to be a fatal error. Brummer was until the invasion of Poland used as a school ship by "Marineflugabwehr- und Küstenartillerieschule", and had several official visits in Scandinavian ports. In the beginning of April 1940 she received orders to participate in the invasion of Norway and operation Weserübung. She was torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Sterlet at Jutland. Her bow was blown off, but still afloat she was taken in tow towards the Norwegian coast. Nine hours later she capsized and sank outside Tvistein lighthouse. The wreck rest today on a depth of 85 to 120 meter southeast of Nevlundhavn.

Former names:

112,9 x 13,5 x 4,27 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2410 grt
Bremen ( D ) 1935 Bremen ( D )

Picture: Brummer
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