ORP Błyskawica

Local nameORP Błyskawica
LocationGdańsk Bay, Poland

ORP Błyskawica is a Grom-class destroyer which served in the Polish Navy during World War II. It is the only Polish Navy ship to have been decorated with the Virtuti Militari, Poland's highest military order for gallantry, and in 2012 was given the Pro Memoria Medal. Błyskawica is preserved as a museum ship in Gdynia and is the oldest preserved destroyer in the world.

She was the second of two Grom-class destroyers built for the Polish Navy by J. Samuel White, of Cowes, in 1935–37. The Grom class were two of the most heavily armed and fastest destroyers in World War II.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORP_Błyskawica

Email muzeum@muzeummw.pl

Phone +48 58 620 13 81

Address Zawiszy Czarnego 1, 81-001 Gdynia, Poland

Coordinates 54°31'10.414" N 18°33'4.175" E

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