KM Bremse (ML-1930)


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The Germans had always had an eye for offensive minelaying and had built ships purposefully for that task. The previous Bremse and Brummer had been seized by the Allies and sold off (to Argentina) the monies going to the reparations payments. The next pair of minelayers to be built were based on the latest destroyer class, with a mine deck added.

These were fast ships making 34 knots with a full load of mines and nearly 36 on the way home. Only destroyers and later aircraft could intercept these ships. They were armed accordingly.


Displacement 3,200 tons std, 4,400 full load
Length 408 ft
Breadth 39 ft
Draught 14.5 ft

2 shaft Steam Turbines 70,000shp

Speed 34 knots
Range 4000 miles at 18 knots
Armour nil
Armament 5 x 5.1" (5x1)

8 x 37mm (4x2)

16 x 20mm (3x4 4x1)

Mines 450 small 350 large
Torpedoes nil
Complement 200
Notes KM Bremse ii

KM Brummer ii



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