Polish Navy – Destroyers


ORP Błyskawica (1937 – 1976) Grom Class LOA 374′ / 114 m TDISP 2,000 tons (2, 1 lost, 1 preserved) Museum ship Gdynia. This is the oldest preserved destroyer in the World. (though there may be an older early Torpedo-boat destroyer)

ORP Grom, ca. 1937 showing original armament, including a single 4.7″ gun in “A” position. Grom was sunk near Narvik in May 1940. Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

ORP Błyskawica Gdynia 2008

ORP Warszawa 271 (1988-2003) formerly Soviet Smelyi (1969-1988) Kashin Class LOA 480′ / 146.3 m TDISP 4,400 tons. Scrapped ca. 2005.

ORP Warszawa_II_TW_6-91
ORP Warszawa, ca 1991. Credit: I. Sobieszczuk, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

ORP Warszawa Kashin class Gdynia poland 2005

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