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Transport-mine ship ORP "TORUŃ"

One of the ships of the Polish Navy has the name and crest of our city - this is the transport and mine ship ORP "Toruń".

One of the ships of the Polish Navy has the name and crest of our city - this is the transport and mine ship "Toruń". Transport-mine ship ORP "TORUŃ" - hull number 925 - is one of five ships of this type, and is a part of the Second Command of Transport-Mine Ships, which functions in structures of the Eighth Flotilla of Coast Defence.

Remaining ships of this type are also stationed in Świnoujście and are called:

  • ORP "Lublin"- 821,
  • ORP "Gniezno" - 822,
  • ORP "Kraków" - 823,
  • ORP "Poznań" - 824.

The ship was built in 1990 in the Northern Shipyard in Gdańsk. First hoisting of the flag took place on 24th of May 1991 (in 2005 the 15th anniversary of the first Hoisting of Flag will take place), and a bottle of champagne was broken on the side by Krystyna JEZIORSKA.


Basic data of the ship ORP "Toruń"

Crew:

  • 51 people, including 5 officers, 12 petty officers, 34 sailors:

Technical Parameters:

  • length 95,8 m;
  • width 10,2 m;
  • height 24m;
  • immersion max 2,4 m;
  • 7 decks;
  • displacement max 1745 ton;
  • range 1500 nautical miles;
  • speed max 16,9 knots;
  • autonomy 5 days;
  • the ship is equipped with 9 stations for securing equipment in the hold.

Loading capacities (particular positions mean maximum loading):

  • 9 T-72 tanks;
  • 17 Star lorries;
  • from 50 to 134 float-mines;
  • maximum 150 paratroopers.

Weaponry:

  • 4 antiaircraft guns ZU-23-2MR, double-barrelled, 23 mm calibre, aimed manually;
  • 2 antiaircraft rockets Strzała S-2M for each gun;
  • 9 launch pads of lengthened long shells;
  • 12 launch pads of the Ship Set of Passive Interferences "Derkacz".