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KRAKOWIAK escort destroyers (1941 - 1942)


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Krakowiak Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ślązak (ex-Bedale) L26 629 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn, UK 29.5.1940 23.7.1941 6.1942 to UK 9.1946 (Bedale)
Kujawiak (ex-Oakley) L72 21 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 11/1939 30.10.1940 6.1941 sunk 16.6.1942
Krakowiak (ex-Silverton) L115 1899 White, Cowes, UK 12/1939 4.12.1940 5.1941 to UK 9.1946 (Silverton)


Technical data


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

2 sets 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)

Electronic equipmenttype 285, type 286/P radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

168



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<i>Krakowiak</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Krakowiak Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

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

Modernizations

1942-1943, many: + type 271 radar

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

1943-1944, survived: - type 286/P radar; + type 291 radar

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.



Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.