Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

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Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by PT Dockyard » 18 Sep 2017 02:55

Can anyone point me to a source for information on and a drawing of on the cruiser that I understand Poland was considering building in the late 1930?

Also, I am looking for information on other designs proposed for the Polish Navy. Here is a drawing of a proposed alternate from the British shp builder Swan Hunter for the Blyskawica. Can anyone provide specifications?

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by henryk » 19 Sep 2017 18:59

http://www.okretywojenne.pl/
Home site of the journal Okrety Wojenne (Military Ships).
Perhaps previous issues can help.

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by wm » 19 Sep 2017 19:52

I think it could be useful to ask your questions here. Those people know a few things.

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by crolick » 19 Sep 2017 21:09

There are no available drawings for Polish cruiser.

As for Swan Hunter you can find further details in this publication:
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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by PT Dockyard » 23 Sep 2017 14:18

Thank you all. Crolick- I have the book en-route.

Regarding the cruiser, if there were no drawings were specifications at least determined? Was the thought for a light flotilla leader or a heavy 8" cruiser?

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by crolick » 14 Nov 2017 22:42

None of which I am aware.
The 6-year Programme from 1936 called for a heavy cruiser which would be faster than pocket battleships and stronger than German light cruisers. It was estimated for 15 000 t and speed of 33 kts.
But due to budget cuts this was cancelled.

There was splendid topic on "Warship Projects Discussion Boards" (before it died) on Polish Navy where I in detail have explained the topic of Polish cruiser.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance!

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Post by PT Dockyard » 18 Nov 2017 02:07

Thanks! Was the gun size ever specified? for 15000 toned, 10" guns may have been ion play.

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by crolick » 23 Nov 2017 20:15

Nope - not seen any official documents about this cruiser.
There were a lot of articles coming from the writers/journalists during the Inter-War period but none of the official programme (which was accepted and executed) that involved cruiser.

Dave - do you have more drawings for the tender for GROM & BLYSKAWICA?

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by PT Dockyard » 23 Nov 2017 20:45

Do you mean the book on these two? There was a nice drawing of a proposal from France for these ships. It looks like a small Le Fantasque.

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Re: Designs for Polish destroyers and Cruiser

Post by crolick » 24 Nov 2017 07:54

LoL - I know the book :milwink:
I was asking about the drawing from your original post.

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