Jerzy Koziolkowski, ORP

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Warship Commands listed for Jerzy Koziolkowski, ORP


ShipRankTypeFromTo
ORP Sokol (N 97)Kpt. mar.Submarine23 Feb 194217 Mar 1942
ORP Sokol (N 97)Kpt. mar.Submarine29 Jul 194212 Dec 1944

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Submarine ORP Sokol (N 97)


3 Mar 1942
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 14th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in an area between Pantelleria and Lampedusa.

10 Mar 1942 (position 36.26, 11.57)
In the late afternoon / early evening, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), was depth charged south of Pantelleria in approximate position 36°26'N, 11°57'E while trying to attack an 8000 tons ememy merchant vessel escorted by a destroyer and three aircraft. Sokol got clear by 1930 hours.

16 Mar 1942
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 14th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

20 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), departed Blyth for Dundee.

21 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Off Dundee, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), was joined by the Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) for onward passage to Holy Loch. They were escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). On the 23th the British ASW trawler HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR) took over the escort.

24 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training.

13 Dec 1942
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed from Holy Loch for Lerwick. Passage north towards Lerwick was made together with HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) and HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR).

15 Dec 1942
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Lerwick. The submarine arrived at Lerwick with a delay of 10 hours due to bad weather. After two hours at anchor in port the anchor was lost and Sokol grounded but sustained no damage. She then left Lerwick to ride out the gale outside the harbour.

16 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) re-entered Lerwick harbour for fuel, provisions and patrol orders. She departed Lerwick at 1100 hours for her 15th war patrol. She was to provide cover for convoy operations to and from Northern Russia.

2 Jan 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 15th war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Dundee later the same day. She made the passage together with HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

4 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Dundee.

22 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She made the passage together with FFS Junon (Cdr. J. Querville, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

24 Jan 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Lerwick. She departed Lerwick later the same day for her 16th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Bredsund, Norway.

8 Feb 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 16th war patrol at Lerwick.

Later the same day she departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS P 224 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSC, RN), HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) and FFS Junon (Cdr. J. Querville, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

10 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Dundee.

18 Mar 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until about Scapa Flow when HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) took over the escort.

21 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Holy Loch.

22 Mar 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN). They were escorted during the passage south through the Irish Sea by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

En-route she was ordered to intercept an outbound German blockade runner making this passage her 17th war patrol.

7 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 17th war patrol at Gibraltar.

15 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Gibraltar for her 18th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Lyons.

28 Apr 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 18th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers. The patrol had been uneventful.

5 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Algiers for Malta.

6 May 1943 (position 37.28, 3.56)
At 0019 hours (zone -1), ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), sighted three torpedoes tracks at a range of 1000 yards in position 37°28'N, 03°56'E. The Officer of the Watch, S.Lt. Fritz, promptly turned away and none of the torpedoes hit.

12 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Malta.

31 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 19th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the east coast of Calabria.

8 Jun 1943 (position 38.45, 16.35)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) missed the Italian schooner Papa Michele (182 GRT) with two torpedoes off Companello, Calabria, Italia.

(All times are zone -2)
1050 hours - Sighted a schooner under sail coming from the direction of Punta Stilo. Range was 7000 yards.

1215 hours - In position 38°45'N 16°35'E fired two torpedoes from 120 yards. No hits were obtained, most likely the torpedoes ran under. The target was seen turning away and closed the coast.

12 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 19th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

1 Jul 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 20th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol north of the Straits of Messina.

19 Jul 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Bizerta.

23 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Bizerta for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS Unruly (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) and HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Bude (Lt. F.A.J. Andrew, RN) and HMS Clacton (A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) L.S. Shaw, RNR).

24 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 20th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

11 Aug 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 21th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Bari, Italy.

15 Aug 1943
Early in the evening, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), sighted smoke from an enemy convoy in position 41°15'N, 17°16'E. She closed to attack but before she could do so the convoy was attacked by ORP Dzik. A hunt by Italian A/S vessels was now started and Sokol unfortunately was on the receiving end and she was hunted and depth charged for almost the whole evening.

18 Aug 1943
In the afternoon, while patrolling close to the Bari harbour entrance, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), had to brake off an attack on an enemy convoy when she was forced deep by one of the escorts. It appeared Sokol was detected but no depth charging followed. Aircraft patrolled the area for the remainer of the day.

22 Aug 1943
While passing the Otranto Straits, at 0136 hours, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), sighted a U-boat abaft the port beam. Range was below 1000 yards. Sokol tried to get into an attack position for a gun attack but failed to do so. At 0137 hours Sokol dived but the U-boat could not be seen through the periscope. When Sokol surfaced at 0150 hours the U-boat was sighted again and Sokol set off in pursuit only to be forced to dive again four minutes later when three E-boats were seen to be approaching.

25 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 21th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

6 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 22th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Brindisi, Italy.

10 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

11 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

12 Sep 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

13 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

16 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 22th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

26 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 23th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the northern Adriatic.

4 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

7 Oct 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) torpedoed and sank the Italian passenger vessel (in German service) Eridania (7095 GRT) off Cape Promontore (today Cape Kamenjak in Kroatia).

11 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 23th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

15 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for Beirut.

20 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Beirut.

4 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Beirut for her 24th war patrol (16th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean.

11 Nov 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) sank the Greek sailing vessel Argentina (64 GRT) with gunfire off Amorgos, Greece.

18 Nov 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire of Santorini island, Greece.

19 Nov 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) sank two sailing vessels and the German auxiliary submarine chaser Mowe (60 GRT) with gunfire north of Crete.

22 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 24th war patrol (16th in the Mediterranean) at Beirut.

25 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Beirut for Port Said where she was to dock.

26 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Port Said.

28 Nov 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) was docked at Port Said. (1)

29 Nov 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) was undocked. (1)

30 Nov 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Port Said for Beirut.

1 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Beirut.

6 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Beirut for her 25th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean.

11 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

12 Dec 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) sank four Greek sailing vessels with gunfire off Lemnos Island, Greece.

15 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

16 Dec 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) sank a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire east of Mudros, Lemnos Island, Greece.

17 Dec 1943
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) torpedoed and damaged the Bulgarian troop transport Balkan (3838 GRT) near Mudros, Lemnos Island, Greece.

The Balkan finally was sunk on 23 December by HMS Sportsman.

24 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 25th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean) at Beirut.

9 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Beirut for her 26th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean.

12 Jan 1944 (position 36.30, 24.44)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) sank a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire about 15 nautical miles south-east of Cape Stili, Milos Island, Greece in position 36°30'N, 24°44'E.

15 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski)

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 26th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean) at Beirut.

12 Feb 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Beirut for her 27th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean.

25 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 27th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

6 Mar 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for Gibraltar. Sokol is to return to the U.K. to refit.

Passage to Gibraltar was made in convoy MKS 42 together with HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN).

12 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Gibraltar.

20 Mar 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Gibraltar for Plymouth.

30 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Plymouth.

15 May 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Plymouth for Blyth via the Clyde.

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Blyth where she was to refit.

1 Jun 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) was taken in hand for refit by the Blyth Dry Dock Co.

20 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
having completed her refit, ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), shifted from Blyth to the Tyne area.

22 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski), shifted from the Tyne area to Rosyth.

25 Sep 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) shifted from Rosyth to Dundee. At Dundee she was assingned to training duties for Polish submarine ratings and also for A/S training.

26 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) shifted from Dundee to Leith.

29 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) shifted from Leith to Dundee.

18 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She made the passage together with FFS Rubis (Lt.Cdr. H.L.G. Rousselot). They were escorted by the British trawler HMS William Brady (T/A/Ch.Skr. J.G. Smith, RNR).

20 Nov 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Lerwick. She departed for her 28th war patrol later the same day. She was ordered to patrol off Skudesnes Fjord, Norway.

30 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 28th war patrol at Leriwck.

1 Dec 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR).

2 Dec 1944
ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Dundee. She now resumed her training duties.

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1916

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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