Polish Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Auxiliaries and Other Ships

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Intelligence Ships

Moma Class (modified) ORP Nawigator 262 (1975) AND ORP Hydrogaf 263 (1976) LOA 241′ TDISP 1,700 tons

ORP Hydrogaf 263 Gdynia 2017
ORP Hydrogaf can be distinguished by the decked-in forecastle, the round radome on the deckhouse, and the currently empty gun positions over the stern.

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Polish modified Moma class intelligence collection ship ORP Nawigator 262 underway, early in her career, ca. 1986. NARA: USN 330-CFD-DN-SC-87-00262

ORP Nawigator Intelligence Gdynia 2018

Replenishment / Resupply

ORP Baltyk Z-1 (1991) LOA 278′ TDISP 4,000 tons

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ORP Bałtyk Z-1, ca. 2010. Credit: Konflikty.pl (Attribution or Attribution), via Wikimedia Commons

ORP Baltyk Gdynia 2018

Piast Class Salvage Ships LOA 239′ TDISP 1,900 tons (2 active, service since 1974)

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East German Piast class salvage ship Otto Von Guericks underway, 1983. This was a sister-ship of the two remaining in Polish service. NARA: USN 330-CFD-DN-SN-83-05599

Piast salvage Gdynia 2017

Mworka class degaussing LOA 144′ TDISP 670 tons (2 active)Mworka class Gdynia 2018

Training Ships

ORP Iskra sail trainer (1982) LOA 161′ TDISP 500 tons

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ORP Iskra, Ca. 2004 Credit: Żeglarz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

ORP Iskra Gdynia 2008

Dar Pomorza (1909) LOA 260′ TDISP 1,561 tons

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Dar Pomorza at tall ships races Gdynia, 2009. Credit: Marcin Sochacki via wikimedia commons

Dar Pomorza Gdynia 2017

ORP Wodnik 251 (1976) LOA 237′ TDISP 1,770 tons

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ORP Wodnik 251, 2011. Credit: Konflikty.pl (Attribution or Attribution), via Wikimedia Commons

ORP Wodnik Gdynia 2008ORP Wodnik Gdynia 2018

K-8 (1971) Kormoran class LOA 114′ TDISP 150 tons

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K-8, Gdynia. Credit: Michal Derela, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

K-8 cormoran class Gdynia 2018

M-1 Transport / Admiral’s Barge (1970) LOA 94′ TDISP 75 tons. This was used as a harbour launch, but could also perform local patrol. Installed on land ca. 2013.

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M-1, ca. 2011 Credit: Konflikty.pl (Attribution or Attribution), via Wikimedia Commons

transport-launch Gdynia 2018