ORP Gdynia [2]

Gdynia Missile Boat

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: 2013-03-13
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre, against a background of the sea, a stylised image of ORP Gdynia. At the top, on the left, a semicircular inscription: KUTER RAKIETOWY (MISSILE BOAT). At the bottom, an inscription: GDYNIA.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
An image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. The notation of the year of issue, 20-13, at the sides of the Eagle. Below the Eagle, an inscription ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Along the rim, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA preceded and followed by six pearls. Under the Eagle, on the right, the Mint mark: M/W

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Missile Boat „Gdynia”

ORP Gdynia, hull number 423, was the third Polish ship with this name. She was one of the Soviet Project 205 missile boats (NATO reporting name “Osa I”). The Project 205 boats were initially classified as small missile cutters. For a long time, all information about them was classified. At first, a different system of hull numbers was used and the numbers often changed.

ORP Gdynia was one of over 400 small attack boats produced from 1950s to 1980s in Leningrad, Vladivostok and Rybinsk. The 205 missile cutter, planned as a carrier of P-15 guided anti-ship missiles used during the Arab-Israeli War in 1967 and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, was designed in the Leningrad based Central Design Bureau (CDB-5). The cutters were produced on license ...

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