German training ship Brummer
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|Class and type:||Training ship|
|Laid down:||December 27, 1934|
|Launched:||May 29, 1935|
|Commissioned:||February 8, 1936|
|Fate:||Sunk on April 15, 1940 after being torpedoed by British submarine HMS Sterlet.|
|Class and type:||Brummer|
|Displacement:||3,010 tonnes (2,960 long tons; 3,320 short tons)|
|Length:||112.9 m (370 ft 4.88 in)|
|Beam:||13.5 m (44 ft 3.50 in)|
|Draft:||4.27 m (14 ft 0.11 in)|
|Propulsion:||geared turbines (Wagner), two shafts, 4 boilers, 10,150 shp (7.57 MW)|
|Speed:||23.1 knots (42.8 km/h; 26.6 mph)|
|Range:||2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi)|
|Armor:||30mm belt, 25mm deck|
In the mid-1930s two artillery training ships were built to drill the gunnery personal of the Kriegsmarine. Although Brummer was primarily designed for AA gunnery training, she was also fitted for mine laying, her intended primary duty during wartime.
Brummer was also used as an experimental ship for the high pressure steam turbine systems designed for the German destroyers. The propulsion system of Brummer showed no major design flaws, and the destroyers were fitted with an almost identical system. This design later proved to be unreliable when used in the destroyers.
After being commissioned in 1936 Brummer worked up in the Baltic Sea, and was then attached to the Naval Air Defense and Artillery School (Marineflugabwehr und Küstenartillerieschule) in Swinemünde in the spring of 1937. Between 1937 and 1938 Brummer made two visits to Odde, Göteborg, and Helsingborg.
In April 1940, Brummer took part in Operation Weserübung, the invasion of Norway; as a command ship of a transport squadron. On April 14 she was torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Sterlet off Jutland, losing the complete bow section. The ship was held afloat for nine hours, finally capsizing in the early morning of the next day.