||Trials, decommissioned and remained at the Vulcan shipyard as material reserve for the other boats of the class.
||Recommissioned, sent to Wilhelmshaven.
||Sent to West Africa.
||Arrived in Duala, Cameroon.
|since summer 1910:
||Colonial services in several West African ports.
||Repairs in Cadiz, Spain.
|Jun - Nov 1911:
||Operating off the coast of Morocco.
returns to Duala.
||Voyage to South Africa.
||Arrived in Cape Town.
|Aug - Sep 1912:
||Expedition into the Congo river.
||Together with the Panther
and small cruiser Bremen
, the Eber
is sent to Monrovia to protect German citizens and interests.
||Returned to Duala.
|May- Jun 1913:
||Sent back to Germany for repairs in Wilhelmshaven.
||Sent to West Africa again.
||Surveys in the Gulf of Guinea.
||Repairs in Cape Town.
||Because of the war threat in Europe, the Eber
is ordered back to Germany.
||Arrived in the Lüderitzbay. The Eber
is ordered to cross the Atlantic to South America and equip a ship as an auxiliary cruiser.
||Arrived at the Island of Trinidada, 900 miles off the Brazilian coast.
guns are mounted on the German passenger ship Cap Trafalger
which is taken over by most of the Eber
||The disarmed Eber
arrives at Bahia, Brazil. With a crew of 15 the ship stays in the neutral country.
||After Brazil entered the war on allied side, the Eber
is set on fire and scuttled by its remaining crew .