Greif

CountryGermany
Ship Class1923-class Motor Torpedo Boat
Hull NumberGR
BuilderKriegsmarinewerft
Yard Number104
Ordered6 Apr 1925
Laid Down5 Oct 1925
Launched15 Jul 1926
Commissioned15 Mar 1927

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Greif Operational Timeline

7 Dec 1932 Albatros was decommissioned from service; Grief took over as the flagship of the 4th Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla.
3 Oct 1939 Albatros, Greif, and Falke began patrolling the Kattegat and Skaggerak.
5 Oct 1939 Albatros, Greif, and Falke completed patrolling the Kattegat and Skaggerak.
22 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif escorted heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg out of Bogen Bay, Norway.
24 Mar 1943 Jaguar and Greif, escorting heavy cruiser Lützow and light cruiser Nürnberg, arrived at Altafjord, Norway.
27 Apr 1943 Jaguar, Greif, and Z4 Richard Beitzen escorted light cruiser Nürnberg out of Harstad, Norway toward Kiel, Germany.
3 May 1943 Light cruiser Nürnberg arrived at Kiel, Germany; Jaguar, Greif, and Z4 Richard Beitzen had escorted her to Kiel from Norway. Later that day, Jaguar, Greif, and Möwe escorted minelayers out of Kiel for the North Sea.
7 May 1943 Jaguar, Greif, and Möwe completed their escort mission for minelayers in the North Sea.
21 Mar 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 began to lay mines off Le Havre and Fécamp, France.
22 Mar 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 completed laying mines off Le Havre and Fécamp, France.
23 May 1944 Torpedo boats Jaguar, Möwe, Greif, Kondor, T27, and T29 departed Cherbourg for Le Havre, France.
24 May 1944 While sailing from Cherbourg to Le Havre, France, torpedo boats Greif, Möwe, Falke, Kondor and Jaguar were attacked by Allied aircraft early in the day. Greif was struck by two bombs and lost all power at about 0600 hours. Without power, she drifted and collided with Falke (causing little damage). Möwe attempted to tow Greif, but failed to save her as Greif sank at 0632 hours.




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