ORP Gryf (Wodnik class)

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Career (Poland) Naval Ensign of Poland
Name: ORP Gryf
Ordered: 1975
Builder: Northern Shipyard
Launched: 1976
Commissioned: 1976
Decommissioned: May 31, 2005
Fate: converted to base ship
General characteristics
Class and type: Wodnik class
Displacement: standard: 1489t
full: 1745t
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
Armament: 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
currently: none

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.

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