ORP Wicher

Poland,Baltic Sea

ORP Wicher was built at Chantiers Navals Francais and launched in July 1928. Two years later she was put in service for the Polish navy. Under the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 she came in combat with German planes and destroyers several times and took damage. She later sank at harbor in Hel after being hit four times by aerial bombs. Wicher was raised by the Germans in November 1939 and towed out to shallow waters, and here she laid untouched through the whole war. After the war she was used as a target ship and finally scrapped in the 1960s. Its little left of the proud destroyer, only parts of the hull and mechanical parts resting on a depth of 10 to 18 meter at the southern tip of Hel.


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OPR Wicher

351,0 x 34,0 x 11,0 f
     
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1540 grt
Caen ( F ) 1928
Gdynia ( PL )

54° 36′ 43" N 18° 46′ 51" E
( Source: Baltic Wrecks )


Picture: ORP Wicher
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Last updated: June 2019