Boleslaw Romanowski, ORP

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Ranks

  Kapitan Marynarki
  Komandor Podporucznik

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Boleslaw Romanowski, ORP


ShipRankTypeFromTo
ORP Jastrzab (P 551)Submarine4 Nov 19412 May 1942
ORP Dzik (P 52)Kpt. mar.Submarine12 Dec 194212 Dec 1944
ORP Sokol (N 97)Kmdr ppor.Submarine12 Dec 19447 Feb 1945
ORP Sokol (N 97)Kmdr ppor.Submarine17 Jun 194529 Sep 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine ORP Dzik (P 52)


24 May 1943
Near Cape Spartivento ORP Dzik fires a 4 torpedo salvo and damaged the Italian oil tanker Carnaro (8357 GRT). After the attack, two Italian corvettes dropped over 60 depth charges.

19 Jul 1943
Near Malta ORP Dzik fires four torpedoes at what is thought to be an enemy submarine. Luckily the torpedoes missed their target as it turned out to be fired against HMS Unshaken.

15 Aug 1943 (position 41.09, 17.25)
ORP Dzik fires four torpedoed against the Italian merchants Citta di Spezia (2474 GRT) and Goggiam (1994 GRT) 27 nautical miles east of Bari, Italy in position 41°09'N, 17°25'E. The Goggiam is hit and beached. She was a total loss. (1)

21 Sep 1943
ORP Dzik (Lt.Cdr. Romanowski) fired torpedoes in Bastia harbour, Corsica, France and sank the German tanker Nikolaus (6397 GRT, former Greek Nicolaou Ourania) and the German tug Kraft (333 GRT). Dzik also claimed the sinking of three German landing craft, normally identified as SF 172 (130 GRT), SF 176 (130 GRT) and F 420 (220 GRT).

However, it has been established that SF.176 and S.110 were both lost in the explosion of their ready-use ammunition in the air attack and Dzik had no part in their loss, while SF.176 was sunk in action against MGB.658 off Elba on 15 October and possibly not even present at Bastia that day.

17 Nov 1943
ORP Dzik (Lt. A. Klopotowski) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire off Monemvasia, Greece.

7 Jan 1944 (position 39.42, 26.02)
ORP Dzik attacked the German tanker Brunhilde (1810 GRT) with four torpedoes south of Tenedos Island in position 39°42'N, 26°02'E. All torpedoes missed their target.

8 Jan 1944 (position 39.37, 25.43)
ORP Dzik sank the Greek sailing vessel Elleni (200 GRT) with gunfire off Lesbos Island, Greece in position 39°37'N, 25°43'E.

9 Jan 1944 (position 38.25, 25.21)
ORP Dzik claims the sinking of a small vessel with gunfire in the Aegean Sea in position 38°25'N, 25°21'E.

Sources

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