ORP Fala

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ORP Fala as a museum in Kołobrzeg
ORP Fala as a museum ship in Kołobrzeg
History
Poland
Name: ORP Fala
Builder: Gdynia
Commissioned: 1965
Decommissioned: 1996
Fate: Museum ship, Kołobrzeg
General characteristics
Class and type: Project 912 class patrol craft
Displacement: 237 long tons (241 t)
Length: 41.35 m (135.7 ft)
Beam: 6.3 m (21 ft)
Draught: 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Armament:

ORP Fala is a Polish patrol craft of the Project 912 class (NATO: Obluze Class). She was the first ship of a five-ship series, commissioned in 1965. Of a Polish design, they were built in Gdynia. Fala means 'the wave'.

She initially wore a number: OP-301, then: 321. Initially she served in the Border Brigade of the Polish Navy, then in 1991 she, along with the other four ships, was given to the Polish Border Guard (receiving a new livery).

After decommissioning in 1996, Fala was opened as a museum ship in Kolobrzeg, as part of the Muzeum Oręża Polskiego exhibition.

AK-230 gun

References[edit]

  • Jarosław Ciślak (in Polish): Polska Marynarka Wojenna 1995 (Polish Navy 1995), Warsaw 1995, ISBN 83-86776-08-0
  • Robert Rochowicz (in Polish): Historia "912-ek" - patrolowców i ścigaczy (Story of the 912s - patrol and ASW craft), in: Morza, Statki i Okręty nr. 5/2004