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KRAKOWIAK escort destroyers (1941-1942)

Krakowiak 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ślązak (ex-Bedale) L26 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn, UK 29/5/1940 23/7/1941 6/1942 to UK 9/1946 (Bedale)
Kujawiak (ex-Oakley) L72 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 11/1939 30/10/1940 6/1941 sunk 16/6/1942
Krakowiak (ex-Silverton) L115 White, Cowes, UK 12/1939 4/12/1940 5/1941 to UK 9/1946 (Silverton)
  

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1580

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.78 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

oil 265

Endurance, nm(kts) 2100(20)

Armament

3 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Sensors type 271, 285, 290 or 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars

Complement

168

Ship project history: British escort destroyers of Hunt class 2nd series, transferred to Polish Navy before commission in April, June 1941 and April, 1942.

Modernizations: 1943, Ślązak: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII

1944, Ślązak, Krakowiak: + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Naval service: Kujawiak 16/6/1942 was lost near Malta on a mine.

Krakowiak

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15