Greif (brigantine)

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Segelschulschiff Greif Hanse Sail 2008 (dark1).jpg
Greif at "Hanse Sail 2008"
Career (East Germany)
Name: Wilhelm Pieck
Builder: Warnowwerft
Career (Germany)
Owner: Greifswald, Germany
Acquired: 1991
Renamed: Greif
Identification: IMO number: 8862571
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 the name of a brigantine, owned by the town Greifswald in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The ship is used as a training ship for maritime youth education. In the GDR the ship was named from 1951 till 1990 after the first president Wilhelm Pieck.

It has participated in Hanse Sail.

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