ORP Gryf (Wodnik class)
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|Career (Poland)||Naval Ensign of Poland|
|Decommissioned:||May 31, 2005|
|Fate:||converted to base ship|
|Class and type:||Wodnik class|
|Length:||72.24 m (237 ft 0 in)|
|Beam:||11.99 m (39 ft 4 in)|
|Draft:||4.1 m (13 ft 5 in)|
|Speed:||16.8 knots (31.1 km/h; 19.3 mph)|
|Complement:||56 + 100|
before 1990: 2 double AK-230 30 mm (1.2 in) guns, 2 double ZU-23-2 m (6 ft 7 in) 23 mm (0.91 in) guns, 2 45 mm (1.8 in) salute guns|
ORP Gryf (Wodnik class) is a Polish schoolship of the Polish Navy, a third vessel to bear that name. She is named after the notable Polish WWII minelayer. Built in Northern Shipyard in Gdańsk as a sister ship of ORP Wodnik, in 1976 she replaced the previous ORP Gryf in her role of a school ship.
Prior to the Gulf War she was refurbished in Gdynia and became a hospital ship. In that role she was sent to the Persian Gulf and took part in the conflict. Currently she serves as a base ship and harbour-locked naval school of the Polish Navy.