ORP Arctowski

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ORP Arctowski
ORP Arctowski
Career (Poland)
Name: ORP Arctowski
Builder: Northern Shipyard, Gdańsk
Launched: 20 February 1982
Commissioned: 27 November 1982
General characteristics
Class & type: Modified Finik class
Displacement: 1218 tons
Length: 61.6 m (202 ft 1 in)
Beam: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draft: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 engines Cegielski-Sulzer 6AL25/30 diesels, 1920 hp each
  • 2 auxiliary motors, 204 hp each
  • 2 shafts
  • bow thruster
Speed: 13.7 knots (25.4 km/h; 15.8 mph)
Complement: 49
Armament: none

ORP Arctowski is a survey ship of the Polish Navy. Launched in 1982 in Poland, she is the lead ship of the Projekt 874 class, known as modified Finik class in NATO code. She is the sister ship of ORP Heweliusz.[1] She is named after Henryk Arctowski, a Polish scientist and explorer.[2]

In July 2006 the crew of the ship performed the positive identification of the wreckage of the German World War II aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ORP Heweliusz, ORP Arctowski". Polish Navy. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  2. ^ Verlinden, Jozef (1993). Poolnacht - Adrien de Gerlache en de Belgica expeditie (in Dutch). Tielt: Lannoo. p. 231. ISBN 902092298X. 
  3. ^ "Polish navy finds wreck of Graf Zeppelin". NBC News. AP. 2006-07-27. Retrieved 2013-04-28.