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Greif (brigantine)

Segelschulschiff Greif Hanse Sail 2008 (dark1).jpg
Greif at "Hanse Sail 2008"
Name: Wilhelm Pieck
Owner: Greifswald, Germany
Acquired: 1951
Commissioned: 2 August 1951
Renamed: Greif
Identification:IMO number8862571
Status: Training ship
Notes: Call sign, DQFD
General characteristics
Class and type: Brigantine; 100 A5 Sailing ship, German Lloyd
Tons burthen: 179,2 tons; 280 tons displacement
Length: 41.10 m (134.8 ft) LOA
Beam: 7.40 m (24.3 ft)
Draft: max. 3,60 m
Propulsion: MTU Marine Diesel, 8 cylinders, 233 HP
Sail plan: 15 sails, 570 m² sail area, 14 kn (26 km/h) max. speed under sail
Complement: Max. 50 crew

Greif is a brigantine, owned by the town Greifswald in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

It was built in 1951 at Warnowwerft, Warnemünde/Rostock with a steel hull.[1] It was launched May 26, 1951 and commissioned August 2, 1951.[2] It was the first steel vessel built after the war at the port, and was christened Wilhelm Pieck for the first president of the German Democratic Republic.[3] In 1990 it would participate in the first German-German sail event.[4] The ship was given to the town of Greifswald and overhauled in Rostock, and given the new-name Greif.[5]

The ship is used as a training ship for maritime youth education. It has participated in Hanse Sail, including Hanse Sail Rostock 2011.[6]

Grief out of the water

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