ORP Orzeł [2]

Orzeł Submarine

Subject: Polish Ships
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 800000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2012-08-14
Issue price: 2 pln
Centrally, against a sea, a stylised image of ORP “Orzeł” submarine from WW2. Above it, the inscription ORZEŁ. At the top, in a semicircle, the inscription: OKRĘT PODWODNY (submarine).

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
An image of the Eagle established as the emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-12, below the Eagle, the inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Following the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland), preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint mark, M/W, under the Eagle, on the right.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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„Orzeł” Submarine

ORP “Orzeł” (Warship of the Republic of Poland “Eagle”) was built with funds raised by the public, whereas its weaponry cost was paid by the Polish Navy. It was developed at N. V. Koninklijke Maatschappij ”de Schelde”, a shipyard in Vlissingen, Holland. The contract was signed in 1936. 15 January 1938 saw the christening and launching of the ship. Jadwiga Sosnowska, wife to general Kazimierz Sosnowski, became the ship’s “godmother”. On 2 February 1939, the Polish warship flag was officially raised and 5 days layer the ship reached the navy port in Gdynia. The first commander of the ship was Lieutenant Commander Henryk Kłoczkowski.

On 1 September 1939, “Orzeł” entered the dispersal area in the Bay of Puck and on 4 September ...

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