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POLISH NAVY (POLAND)

COASTAL FORCES

BITNY motor ASW boats (BMO type, project 194) (1944/1946)

Bitny 1946

Names

Bitny (ex-MO-542?)

Błyskawiczny (ex-MO-546)

Builders

196 Yd, Leningrad, USSR: Bitny, Błyskawiczny

Commissioned

1944 // 4/1946: Bitny, Błyskawiczny

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding

1963: Bitny, Błyskawiczny

 

Displacement standard, t

62

Displacement full, t

74

Length, m

24.8

Breadth, m

4.20

Draught, m

1.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Packard W8 petrol engines / 1 ZIS-5 petrol engine for cruising

Power, h. p.

2400 / 68

Max speed, kts

21 / 6

Fuel, t

petrol 7.2

Endurance, nm(kts) 495(8.4)
Armour, mm belt: 10, deck: 12 - 8, CT: 12 - 8

Armament

1 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 1 x 1 - 45/68 21KM, 2 x 2 - 12.7/79, 2 DCR (12) or 10 mines

Complement

24

 

Ship project history: Soviet submarine chasers project 194 (BMO class).

Ship protection: Armour protected CT, machinery and fuel tanks.

Modernizations: 1950, both: engines were replaced by 2 M50 diesels and 1 Albin G6D cruising diesel (2000/70hp, 20kts).

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16