Wolf II

Auxiliary Cruiser Wolf II


The former transport ship Wachtfels, built at the Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft shipyard in 1913, was commissioned as an auxiliary cruiser by the German Navy in May 1916. For the first time, a merchant raider carried a floatplane, a Friedrichshafen FF 33E called Wölfchen (little wolf), to extend its reconnaissance radius.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 792

Basic damage control capacity: 54%


Displacement: 11200 tons

Length: 135 m

Width: 17 m

Draught: 10 m

Standard crew: 347


Maximum speed (undamaged): 11 knots

Endurance: 59296 km

Coal capacity: 8000 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


7 x 15cm SK L/45 22(S), centrally controlled. Ammo: 2800 rounds

4 x 50cm G7 Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 16 torpedoes

500 mines