Welcome to Ireland: Polish naval vessel Wodnik visits Dublin

The Polish naval training vessel ORP Wodnik sailed into Dublin Port this morning.

The ship will be in Dublin till the weekend and they are inviting members of the public to have a look around on board on Thursday and Friday. 

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The ship was commissioned in May of 1976. In 1990 she was modernised and turned into a hospital ship equipped with a helicopter pad and painted white with the marks of the Red Cross. From 1990-91 she took part in the Gulf War evacuating the wounded. Today it acts as a training vessel for naval recruits.

Vital Stats

Weight 1489 tons    Length 72,24m    Speed 16.8knots    Crew 56 people + 100 crew school

Armament 1 double cannon AK-230 caliber 30 mm, 2 double gun ZU-23-2M “Wróbel” caliber 23 mm

The Wodnik will be docked at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and will open to the public on Thursday and Friday from 2.00 – 5.00.

Entrance is free and this will be a great chance to have a look around on board!

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