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Photographer:Aneirin [View profile]Title:ORP IskraAdded:Nov 10, 2006
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
ORP ISKRA (may-september period) 1935 on Atlantic Ocean.

Leght 50,72m/Breadth 7,88m/Draught 3,50m
Sail area 693,3m sq.
type: scooner

[b]1917[/b] built in G.M. Muller Shipyard [Holland] for Zeevaat Matschappis, and named [b]Vlissingen[/b]
and cruising by North Sea area
[b]1921[/b] bought by A. Kennedy Ltd. from Glasgow
new owner changed name [b]St. Blanc[/b] cruising area had no changed.
[b]01.01.1927[/b]bought by Polish Navy and goes from Grangemouth to Gdynia in stormly weather.
by command capt. Konstanty Matyjewicz-Maciejewicz.
[b]1927- june 1928[/b]modernisation in dry dock Danziger Werft und Eisenbahnwerkstaten A.G.
[b]5june1928[/b] named Iskra {spark) and begin service in Polsh Navy high scool inaugarotions cruise on Baltic sea.
[b]13.09.1939[/b] Iskra's crew saved crew french vessel [i]Pluton[/i] after exploision on his deck.
[b]1940[/b] Iskra goes to Giblartar and has lent Royal Navy and change name to [b]HMS Pigmy[/b]
[b]1947[/b] renovation in Giblartar and Portsmouth shipyards.
[b]1948[/b] Iskra return to service in Polsh Navy
[b]1977[/b] ORP Iskra ended service in Polsh Navy
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