ORP Wicher (1958)

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ORP Wicher of the Polish Navy
ORP Wicher of the Polish Navy
History
PRL
Name: ORP Wicher
Builder: Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad[1]
Yard number: 603[1]
Laid down: 15 February 1949[1]
Launched: 14 August 1949[1]
Acquired: from USSR, 29 June 1958[2]
Decommissioned: 1975[1]
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Project 30bis destroyer
Displacement: 2,316 long tons (2,353 t) standard, 3,066 long tons (3,115 t) full load
Length: 120.5 m (395 ft 4 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines, 3 boilers, 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)
Speed: 36.5 knots (67.6 km/h; 42.0 mph)
Range: 4,080 nautical miles (7,560 km; 4,700 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 286
Armament:
  • 2 × 130 mm (5.1 in) B13 guns in a B-2LM turret
  • 1 × twin 85 mm (3.3 in) AA gun
  • 7 × single 37 mm (1.5 in) AA guns
  • 2 × quintuple 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
  • 60 mines or 52 depth charges

ORP Wicher (English: Whirlwind) was a Project 30bis destroyer, transferred to the People's Republic of Poland from the Soviet Union in 1958.[2] She was built by the Zhdanov shipyard in Leningrad and originally commissioned into the Soviet Baltic Fleet as the Skoryy ("Rapid") in 1951, and transferred to Poland in 1958 together with a second ship, ORP Grom.[1] The ship was decommissioned in 1975, and scrapped.[1] One of the 130 mm guns is preserved in the Polish Navy Museum in Gdynia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Destroyers - Project 30bis". russian-ships.info. 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Проект 30-бис - Skory class". atrinaflot.narod.ru (in Russian). 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Polish Navy Museum". navy.mw.mil.pl. 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 

Coordinates: 54°36′46″N 18°46′38″E / 54.61278°N 18.77722°E / 54.61278; 18.77722