ORP Orkan (G90)
|Built by:||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Laid down:||7 Dec, 1939|
|Launched:||2 Mar, 1942|
|Commissioned:||18 Nov, 1942|
|Lost:||8 Oct, 1943|
|Loss position:||56.30N, 26.26W|
Orkan means hurricane in English.
At 07.05 hours on 8 October 1943 ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki) was hit by a Gnat from the German submarine U-378 while escorting convoy SC-143 in the north-Atlantic and sank within a few minutes in position 56º30'N, 26º26'W. One officer and 43 ratings were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Musketeer. 178 Polish and 20 British crewmembers went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|Former name:||(Ex HMS Myrmidon (G90)|
|20 Feb, 1943||Between 20 February and 9 March 1943, ORP Orkan participates in escort of convoys: JW-53 and RA-53 (Loch Ewe - Murmansk - Loch Ewe).|