Greif (brigantine)

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Segelschulschiff Greif Hanse Sail 2008 (dark1).jpg
Greif at "Hanse Sail 2008"
East Germany
Name: Wilhelm Pieck
Builder: Warnowwerft
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.

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. In the GDR the ship was named from 1951 till 1990 after the first president Wilhelm Pieck.

It has participated in Hanse Sail, including Hanse Sail Rostock 2011.[6]

Grief out of the water

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