ORP Kaszub ASW Corvette
Submarine search-and-destroy corvette (NATO: Baltic Combatant 6 class, redesignated 'Kaszub' class) was built in Northern Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland. Kaszub was first commissioned into the 9 experimental Fleet Defense. She first raised the flag and was given the name of ORP Kaszub and number 240 on 15 March 1987. In July 1989 she was loaned to the Naval Brigade of the Naval Squadron Kaszubskiego Borderland Navy in Gdansk-Westerplatte.
To 9 Flotilla Defense in Hel, she returned on January 1, 1991 in 1993 ORP Kaszub represented the Navy of POLAND in London, at the time of the celebrations of the anniversary of the Victory in the battle of the Atlantic. The ship is designed to search for and combating submarines opponent both alone and in the composition of the team and in collaboration with aircraft.
ORP Kaszub can protect amphibious transports and other ships, and is designed to operate in conditions of hydrometeorology of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, with the possibility of saiing in ic. Throughout its history several times won the best combat units of the fleet, and in 1995 received the title of the best ship of the Navy. On 21 September 1998 she was been highlighted by the prestigious prize "Mace" for activities on behalf of the Navy.
|15th of June 1987|
- Length: 82,3 meters;
- Beam: 10 meters;
- Draught: 4,9 meters;
- One 76 mm (3-inch) AK-176 rapid fire gun; 120 rds/min to 15 km
- Two 23 mm ZU-23-2M artillery systems; 400 rds/min combined to 2 km
- Two Striela-2M missile launchers (2 missiles each); IR homing to 10 km (5.5 nm) at 1.5 Mach.
- Two RBU-6000 rocked depth charge launchers, (12 rocket-charges each)
- Two double-533 torpedo tube launchers, depth charges, mines.
- chaff launchers
Complement: 67 (23 officers)
Displacement: 1183 tons;
- Four Cegielski-Sulzer AS 16V 25/30 diesel engines; 16 900 shaft horsepower total;
- Two controllable reversible pitch propellers;
Maximum speed: 26 knots;
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