|SMS BRUMMER – SHIP DETAILS|
|Type||Steel, fast minelaying Brummer class light cruiser|
|Shipyard||A G Vulcan, Stettin|
|Dimensions (LOA)||460.5’x44.0’x19.5’ (IMP) 140.4×13.4×5.94 metres|
|Engines||2 x 33,000 shp steam turbines|
|Armament||4 x 15cm L/45 quick fire guns. 2 x 8.8cm semi-automatic anti-aircraft guns. 2 x 50cm torpedo tubes. Capacity for up to 360 mines.|
|SMS BRUMMER – WRECK DETAILS|
|Position||58° 53.807’N, 003° 09.210’W|
|Seabed depth||36 metres|
|Least depth on wreck||22 metres|
|Lying||Lies on starboard side with bow pointing northwest|
|Description||The Brummer is lying on its starboard side and is really a dive of two halves. The bow section is more intact and retains its general 3D form, whereas the stern section from aft end of the boiler rooms to stern accommodation is much more broken up and subject to collapse.
The stem of the bow is more curved than other light cruisers and some refer to a clipper bow, it sits above the seabed sloping down to where the fairlead would have been. The foredeck has parted from the hull meaning several features like the control tower and guns are now inverted at or around seabed level. The bridge area was open as this was an earlier design of light cruiser than the Coln or Dresden, the brass handrails around this area are still visible at seabed level along with the base of a bridge pedestal stand. Some deck structure in this area remains but unrecognisable, the fore mast sits out on the seabed and there are the remains of a searchlight close-by. Look out for the delicate vanes of the searchlight iris that fan out to form a disk of approximately 2 metres, please look but do not touch.
Immediately aft of the bridge area are the boiler rooms below deck, and between funnel positions 1 and 2 is 5.9” gun mounted almost a seabed level. Moving aft of this debris starts to cascade from the upper port rail down to the seabed and further on, the hull opens up where the salvage of the turbine rooms took place. Here the wreck becomes a scrapyard although the aft mast at seabed level is of note. The aft 5.9” guns can be found towards the stern slightly above seabed level; the capstan and kedge anchor are also visible at the stern and the hull by now has regained some of its original ship like shape.