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BRUMMER gunnery training ship / minelayer (1936)

Brummer 1939

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Brummer 894 Deschimag, Bremen 27/12/1934 29/5/1935 8/2/1936 sunk 14/4/1940

 

Displacement standard, t

2410

Displacement full, t

3354

Length, m

108.0 wl 112.9 oa

Breadth, m

13.5

Draught, m

3.20 normal 4.20 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Deschimag geared steam turbines, 2 Wagner boilers

Power, h. p.

10000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 365

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(15)

Armament

2 x 2 - 105/60 SK C/33, 2 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/30, 450 mines

Complement

182 + 298 cadets

Ship project history: Ship was ordered as "Ersatz Hai". Purpose-built ship for training of an antiaircraft artillery personnel, armed by various samples of antiaircraft guns and MGs (105mm/65, 88mm/45, 37mm/83 and 20mm/65). In wartime she could be used as a minelayer (she can carry up to 450 mines) or command ship. Besides 182 crew members ship took aboard up to 298 cadets. As well as in a case with Bremse, machinery had experimental character.

Brummer was first German combat ship with machinery used high parameters steam, consisting of 2 Wagner boilers (70atm, 460C) and twin-shaft Deschimag turbines, subsequently applied on German destroyers. On trials Brummer achieved 23kts at 10500hp. Operating experience has shown low reliability of machinery.

Modernizations: 1939: + 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/30

Naval service: 14/4/1940 Brummer was torpedoed by British submarine Sterlet in Skagerrack and has sunk next day.

Brummer before war

 

Brummer

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14