Auxiliary Cruiser Greif


The former transport ship Guben was taken over by the German Navy in January 1916. Built at the A.G. Neptun shipyard in Rostock in 1914, it was converted into an auxiliary cruiser with the mission to harass enemy cargo ships.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 473

Basic damage control capacity: 51%


Displacement: 9900 tons

Length: 132 m

Width: 16 m

Draught: 9 m

Standard crew: 307


Maximum speed (undamaged): 13 knots

Endurance: 12971 km

Coal capacity: 900 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


4 x 15cm SK L/45 22(S), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1600 rounds

1 x 10,5cm SK L/45, centrally controlled. Ammo: 500 rounds

2 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 8 torpedoes

500 mines