ORP Conrad (D 44)
Light cruiser of the D class
|Navy||The Polish Navy|
|Built by||Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Wallsend|
|Laid down||1 Dec 1916|
|Launched||26 Jan 1918|
|Commissioned||4 Oct 1944|
|End service||28 Sep 1946|
Transferred to the Polish Navy on 4 October 1944.
|Former name||HMS Danae|
Commands listed for ORP Conrad (D 44)
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|1||Kmdr por. Stanislaw Tytus Dzienisiewicz, ORP||4 Oct 1944||26 Jul 1945|
|2||Kmdr por. Romuald Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP||27 Jul 1945||28 Sep 1946|
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Notable events involving Conrad include:
8 Mar 1945
During 8/9 March 1945, ships from the Home Fleet conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. These included night exercises. The ships that participated in the exercises were the battleship HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral H.R. Moore, KCB, CVO, DSO, RN, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet), heavy cruisers HMS Berwick (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN), HMS Devonshire (Capt. G.M.B. Langley, OBE, RN), HMS Norfolk (Capt. J.G.Y. Loveband, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral R.R. McGrigor, CB, DSO, RN), light cruisers HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN), HMS Dido (Capt. R.F. Elkins, OBE, RN), ORP Conrad (Capt. S.T. Dzienisiewicz) and the destroyers HMS Tartar (Capt. B. Jones, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMCS Haida (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN), HMS Savage (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Malins, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. C.G.H. Brown, DSC, RN), HMS Serapis (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN), HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. H. Øi) and HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN). [It is possible more ships participated.] (1)
12 Jul 1945
HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral H.R. Moore, KCB, CVO, DSO, RN, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet), HMS Bellona (Capt. G.S. Tuck, DSO, RN) and ORP Conrad (Capt. S.T. Dzienisiewicz) proceeded from Rosyth to Scapa Flow. (2)
16 Jul 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt.Cdr. N.L.A. Jewell, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Scapa Flow during which HMS Rodney and ORP Conrad (Capt. S.T. Dzienisiewicz) served as the targets. These ships were escorted by HMS Comet (Lt.Cdr. W.W. Fitzroy, RN), HrMs Van Galen (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNethN) and ORP Garland (Lt. K. Hess). (3)
27 Jul 1945
HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral H.R. Moore, KCB, CVO, DSO, RN, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet) and ORP Conrad (Capt. S.T. Dzienisiewicz) proceeded from Scapa Flow to Rosyth. En-route they were joined by the destroyers HMS Onslaught (Cdr. R.T. Paul, CBE, RN) and HMS Serapis (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN). (5)
- ADM 53/120995 + ADM 53/121004 + ADM 53/121217 + ADM 53/121240 + ADM 53/121930 + ADM 53/122156
- ADM 53/120973 + ADM 53/122160
- ADM 173/19713 + File 2.12.03.1620 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19713
- ADM 53/122160
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.