ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko

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ORP Gen. T. Kościuszko,
Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates in the Polish Navy
Career (Poland)
Name: ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko
Namesake: Tadeusz Kościuszko
Ordered: 27 February 1976
Laid down: 13 July 1977
Launched: 29 July 1978
Commissioned: 25 June 2000
General characteristics
Displacement: 3650
Length: 135.6 m
Beam: 13.7 m
Draft: 5.7 m
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h/33 mph)
Complement: 17 officers, 198 enlisted
Armament: 2 × triple trainable M46 torpedo tubes
1 × 76mm OtoMelara Dual Purpose Gun
1 × 20mmVulcan Phalanx system
1 × Mk.13 launcher with 40x RIM-62 SM-1 and Boeing Harpoon Surface-to-Surface Missiles
Aircraft carried: ASW Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite class

The ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko (Pendant 273), the former USS Wadsworth (FFG-9), is one of two Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates in the Polish Navy. It is named for Tadeusz Kościuszko, an American Revolutionary War hero and hero of Poland's struggle for independence. ORP Kościuszko is homeported in Gdynia Oksywie, and has participated in numerous NATO exercises in the Baltic Sea.

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