|Displacement||1100 / 1473 BRT|
|Armament||12 21.7" torpedo tubes (4 bow, 4 stern and 4 amidships)|
20 torpedoes carried
1 105mm gun
2 40mm AA (1x2)
|Max speed||20 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)|
|Engines||Diesels / Electric|
|Power||4740 / 1100 (surfaced/submerged)|
|Notes on class||These 2 boats (4 had been planned but funds could not be raised for them) were built in the Netherlands. They were very similar to the Dutch O 19 class that was being built at the same time.
The first boat, Orzel, was paid for by public subscription in Poland while the Navy paid for the second boat from its annual budget.
These boats are often called minelayers in other sources but that is not true.
All ships of the Orzel class
|ORP Orzel (85 A)||Lost on 8 Jun 1940|
See all Submarine classes.
Books dealing with this subject include:
Stand by to Surface, Baxter, Richard, 1944