SMS Brummer

Orkney Islands,Europe

Scapa Flow, 21.June 1919, Konteradmiral Ludwig Von Reuter has just issued the order "Paragraph 11", the code for the German fleet to scuttle themselves. Brummer, once part of this mighty fleet, ended up on the sea bottom in Scapa Flow. Within a few hours this day, almost the whole fleet disappeared in the deep, with exceptions of a few destroyers and smaller units that the British Navy managed to beach or avoid being scuttled. In the following years, most of the wrecks were salvaged by different companies, but not Brummer. The wreck rest on her starboard side on a depth of 20 to 36 meter north of Cava.


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SMS Brummer

462,0 x 44,0 x 20,0 f
     
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4308 grt Stettin ( D ) 1915  ( D )


Picture: SMS Brummer
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"Despite being designed as a minelayer, the German Navy never operated SMS Brummer as such. She and her sister were used to raid a British convoy to Norway in October 1917. The two cruisers sank two escorting destroyers and nine of the twelve merchant ships of the convoy. The Kaiserliche Marine considered sending the two ships to attack convoys in the Atlantic Ocean, but the difficulties associated with refueling at sea convinced the Germans to abandon the plan. Brummer was included in the list of ships interned at Scapa Flow following the armistice. On 21 June 1919, the commander of the interned fleet, Rear Admiral Ludwig Von Reuter, ordered the scuttling of the fleet. Brummer was successfully scuttled, and unlike most of the other wrecks, she was never raised for scrapping"