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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- NORWEGIAN NAVY SHIPS --

Olav Tryggvason (Minelayer, 1934-1940).

Olav Tryggvason, a 1924-ton minelayer, was built at Horton, Norway. Launched in 1932 and completed in 1934, she served as a cadet training ship and minelayer. Captured during the German invasion in April 1940, she was employed by the German Navy under the names Albatros (1940-41) and Brummer (1941-45) during the rest of World War II. She was scuttled at Kiel, Germany, in May 1945 after being badly damaged by bombs.

This page features views of Olav Tryggvason while serving as the German Brummer.

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Photo #: NH 71378

Brummer

(German minelayer, 1940. Formerly Norwegian Olav Tryggvason)

Underway during minelaying operations off the Norwegian coast, 1942.
Note snowy mountains in the background.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 71334

Brummer

(German minelayer, 1940. Formerly Norwegian Olav Tryggvason)

Underway off the Norwegian coast during a World War II minelaying operation.
Note mine launching doors in the ship's transom, and snow on her gun blast shield.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 91KB; 740 x 550 pixels

 



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30 May 1999