Allied Warships

ORP Dragon (D 46)

Light cruiser of the D class

NavyThe Polish Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantD 46 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Laid downJan 1917 
Launched29 Dec 1917 
Commissioned15 Jan 1943 
Lost8 Jul 1944 

This ship was manned by men from the Polish navy from 15 January 1943.

She was damaged 8th July 1944 (37 killed and 14 injured) off the Normandy beaches and expended as breakwater.

Former nameHMS Dragon

Commands listed for ORP Dragon (D 46)

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1Kmdr Eugeniusz Jozef Stanislaw Plawski, ORP15 May 194312 Jan 1944
2Kmdr por. Stanislaw Tytus Dzienisiewicz, ORP12 Jan 194415 Jul 1944

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Notable events involving Dragon include:

11 Jan 1944
HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with ORP Dragon (Cdr. S.T. Dzienisiewicz). (1)

20 Jan 1944
During the afternoon HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) makes several practice attacks on ORP Dragon (Cdr. S.T. Dzienisiewicz). (2)


  1. ADM 173/19199
  2. ADM 173/19121

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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