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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

BRUMMER minelayer (1934/1940)

Brummer 1943

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Albatros (ex-Olav Tryggvason), 5/1940- Brummer 119 Marinen Hovedverft, Horten, Norway 1931 21/12/1932 21/6/1934 // 11/4/1940 damaged 13/4/1945, never repaired

 

Displacement standard, t

1763

Displacement full, t

1860

Length, m

92.5 wl 97.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.5

Draught, m

3.60 normal load 4.03 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Laval geared steam turbines, 3 water-tube boilers / 2 Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

6000 / 1400

Max speed, kts

14 / 22

Fuel, t

oil + diesel oil 200
Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(14)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/41 Bofors, 1 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 4 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 280 mines
Complement 168

Ship project history: Former Norwegian minelayer Olaf Tryggvason, 9/4/1940 captured by German troops in Horten, 11/4/1940 renamed Albatros and 16/5/1940 Brummer. Ship was rearmed before commission (originally carried 4 120mm, 1 76mm, and 2 40mm guns). According to some information, instead of 105mm had 127mm/45 guns.

Modernizations: Summer 1943: - 4 x 1 - 120/44; + 3 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/38.

Naval service: Brummer was destroyed 3/5/1945 in dock during American air raid to Kiel.

Brummer

Brummer

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14