Monday, January 9, 2012

ORP Piorun (422)

ORP Piorun-422, Orkan Class Fast Attack Craft before modernisation by Thales. The Orkan Class (Nato code name: Sassnitz Class) fast attack craft are in service with the Polish Navy. They were originally intended for the German Democratic Republic. The first ship in class, ORP Orkan (421), was commissioned into the Polish Navy in September 1992. The second and third ships, ORP Piorun (422) and ORP Grom (423), were commissioned in March 1994 and April 1995 respectively. The fast attack craft are operated by the 3rd Ship Flotilla, based at Gdynia-Oksywie Naval Base. (Photo: Polish Navy)

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