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This is No. 1 basin of the Gdynia port, and the famous polish torpedo-boat "Błyskawica". This warship is a precious national relic, the only remaining ship that was built before the World WAR II. "Błyskawica" was built in 1935-1937. In 1940 it took part in covering actions for coastal convoys and in the Norwegian operation. The next operation was covering of the British expeditionary corps evacuation from the Dunkirk area. During the war the Polish navy ship "Błyskawica" quarded 83 convoys, carried out 108 operational patrols, participated in sinking two warships, damaged three submarines and shot down four war-planes for sure and quite probably three more.
At present it belongs to the Navy Museum.

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