The SMS Brummer and its sister ship, the SMS Bremse, were built at the beginning of the First World War in order to strengthen the German naval fleet. They were fast, successful ships with a decent radius of action. Both were sunk in Scapa Flow. Later, in 1929, the SMS Bremse was lifted. The SMS Brummer stayed behind and is now one of the finest wrecks in this area. The ship is on the starboard side at a depth of 36 meters, with many of its war arsenal still on board.
Type: Light cruiser. Class: Brummer. Length: 140m. Width: 13m. Weight: 4385 tons. Draught: 6m. Speed: 28 knots. Builder: AG Vulcan, Stettin. Year built: 1915. Armament: 4 × 15cm SK L / 45 guns, 2 × 8.8cm on L / 45 AA guns, 2 × 50cm torpedo tubes, 400 mines. Crew: 293 men, 16 officers. Water admission: December 11, 1915. Submerged in Scapa Flow: June 1919. Deepest point 36m. Shallowest point: 22m. Sister ship SMS Bremse.
The SMS Brummer is a protected war memorial. Diving is permitted but the removal of or taking any of artifacts is strictly prohibited. The ship has collapsed in several places and is unstable. Best visibility in May and October.
SMS BRUMMER Features
- Schotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow
- At boat charter
- 30 min.
- Suitable for
- Groups, underwater photography, wreck divers
- Boat dive facilities
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive, wreck dive
- 12 - 20 m.
- Average visibility
- 12 m.
- 36 m.
- Grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, moon jellyfish, comb jelly, whale shark, starfish
- Other recreation