ORP Orzeł (1986)

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For other ships with the same name, see ORP Orzeł.
Orzeł in 2010
Orzeł in 2010
Name: ORP Orzeł (291)
Commissioned: April 29, 1986
Homeport: Gdynia
Status: In service
Badge: The emblem of ORP Orzeł
General characteristics
Class and type: Kilo-class submarine
  • 2,460 t., surfaced
  • 3,180 t., submerged
Length: 72.6 m (238 ft 2 in)
Beam: 12.8 m (42 ft 0 in)
Draft: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph), surfaced
  • 17 knots (31 km/h/20 mph), submerged
Complement: 60
  • 6 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes for guided electric TEST-71 torpedoes, guided 53-65K oxygen-propelled torpedoes
  • 32 naval mines

ORP Orzeł (291) is a Polish Navy 'Project 877E' (Kilo-class) submarine. She is the third Polish submarine to bear the name Orzeł.

The boat was built by the Shipyard Krasnoe Sormovo in Gorky[1] and was commissioned on 29 April 1986 at Riga. On 13 June of the same year Orzeł was transferred to Gdynia where she was named on 21 June. The submarine was assigned to the 3rd Flotilla based in Gdynia.