Allied Warships

ORP Zbik

Submarine of the Wilk class

NavyThe Polish Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassWilk 
Pennant 
Built byChantiers Navals Francais (Caen, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down 1929 
Launched14 Jun 1930 
Commissioned20 Nov 1932 
End service 
History

Zbik means Wild Cat in Polish.

Zbik was interned in Sweden on 27 September 1939 after she had patrolled in the Baltic.
She was returned to Poland after the war.
Decommissioned in 1955. Scrapped in 1956.

 

Commands listed for ORP Zbik

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CommanderFromTo
1Kpt. mar. Henryk Kloczkowski, ORPDec 1932Jul 1938
2Kmdr ppor. Michal Zebrowski, ORPJul 193825 Sep 1939

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Notable events involving Zbik include:


8 Sep 1939
Zbik (Lt. Cdr Zebrowski) laid 20 mines in Gulf of Gdansk. (1)

25 Sep 1939
Due to the lack of fuel, Zbik was forced to enter the Swedish harbour of Sandhammn where she was kept in confinement until the end of the war. (1)

1 Oct 1939
The German minesweeper M85 hit a mine laid by Zbik on 8 September 1939 and sank of the Hel Peninsula. (24 dead). (1)

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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