Kormoran 2-class minehunter

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ORP Kormoran
Class overview
Builders: Remontowa Shipbuilding SA
Operators: Marynarka Wojenna
Planned: 3
Active: 1
General characteristics
Type: Minehunter
Displacement: 850 tons
Length: 58.5 m (192 ft) [1]
Beam: 10.3 m (34 ft)[1]
Draft: 2.7 m (8.9 ft)[1]
Propulsion:
Speed: 15 knots
Range: 2500 Nm
Complement: 44[1]
Armament:

Temporarily: *1 × ZU-23-2MR (two 23 mm guns and two Strela-2M missile) - first unit

Finally *1 × Oerlikon KDA 35mm anti-aircraft gun[1], Grom AA missile system

Kormoran II (Cormorant Class) - officially project 258, mine hunting type of vessels in building for the Polish Navy. The 2011 Defense Budget included a single vessel of this class.[citation needed] It was launched on 4 September 2015 and was predicted to enter service late 2016. Two more ships have been planned. Ships are built by Remontowa Shipbuilding Gdańsk and Naval Shipyard Gdynia consortium.[2] It will be armed with 35 mm KDA anti-aircraft cannon.[3] A lead ship ORP Kormoran (601) was commissioned on 28 November 2017.[4] In summer 2018 building of a second ship of this project - named ORP Albatros (602) - was initiated.[5] Albatros was launched on 10 October 2019 and construction of third ship, ORP Mewa, also started on that day.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Altair: RAPORT BME DAILY 1 p. 12-15. (pl/en)
  2. ^ Altair: Konsorcjum budowy Kormorana 2. (pl)
  3. ^ Altair: Armata dla Kormorana 2. (pl)
  4. ^ "Niszczyciel min projektu 258 Kormoran II - DziennikZbrojny.pl". DziennikZbrojny.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Polish MCM vessels under construction - NWI - Naval Warfare - Shephard Media". www.shephardmedia.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Poland launches second Kormoran II-class MCMV". janes.com.