Bruno Heinemann Z-8


The German destroyer Bruno Heinemann Z-8 was a Type 1936A class destroyer built by DeSchiMAG in Bremen, and was launched in September 1936. She participated in the Baltic Sea under the German invasion of Poland in 1939, and in Norwegian waters the year after under the invasion of Denmark and Norway. She also took part in operations under the German invasion of Soviet Union in 1941, and was later transferred to 5. Zerstörer Flottille in Brest. After repairs in Germany she sat course for her new base in France, and on her way there she struck two mines 25. January 1942 outside the Belgium city of Oostende. She sank within a few minutes, and 325 men of the crew lost their lives. The broken remains of her rest today northwest of De Panne resting on a depth of 30 to 35 meter.

Former names:
Bruno Heinemann Z-8

119,0 x 11,3 x 4,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3110 grt Bremen ( D ) 1936 Brest ( F )

Picture Bruno Heinemann
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