ORP Krakowiak (L115)
|Class:||Hunt (Type II)|
|Built by:||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Laid down:||5 Dec, 1939|
|Launched:||4 Dec, 1940|
|Commissioned:||28 May, 1941|
Former name:was HMS Silverton, but
transferred to the Polish Navy before completion.
Returned in September 1946.
Scrapped at Grays in March 1959.
|History:||18 Dec, 1942
ORP Krakowiak picks up 55 survivors from the British merchant Bretwalda that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-563 about 330 nautical miles west-north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 44º35'N, 16º28'W.