The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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Bremse - German Gunnery Training Vessel This is the German WW II warship Bremse, shown here in 1936 at Hamburg, Germany. Various reference sources list the ship as a sloop, gunnery training ship, gunboat, and patrol vessel. Bremse was laid down in 1929 and launched on 24 January 1931 at Wilhelmshaven. Standard displacement – 1,250 tons, Complement - 162 (as of 1935), Dimensions – 339.5 ft over all, beam 31 ft, draft 9.5 ft, Armament – 4 – 4.1 & 2 – 37mm AA. This vessel was the first large ship in the German Navy to have an all Diesel drive. The noise from the Diesel engines may have accounted for the ship’s reputation as a “noisy ship”. Bremse was very active during the early years of WW II, participating in the Norwegian Theater of Operations. She received damage from actions on 9 April 1940, 10 May 1940, and 30 July 1941. She was sunk during escort duty by a Royal Navy task force in early September 1941. This photograph is from the collection and through the courtesy of our member Leo van Ginderen.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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