ORP Burza & Wicher, Kiel

Polish destroyers ORP Burza and ORP Wicher at Kiel in 1935.

Wicher-class destroyers served in the Polish Navy during World War II. Two ships of this class were built for the Second Polish Republic by Chantiers Naval Français during the late 1920s. They were modified versions of the Bourrasque-class destroyers built for the French Navy.


  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1930-1960
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 351 feet (106.98 meters)
    • Beam: 34 feet (10.36 meters)
    • Draught: 11 feet (3.35 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,540 tons (Standard); 2,010 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 162 officers and enlisted)
  • Propulsion:
  • Range:
  • Speed: 33.8 knots (62.6 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x 130mm/40-caliber wz.19/24 naval guns (4x1)
    • 2 x 40 mm wz. 28 Vickers-Armstrong 2 pdr Mk II AA guns (2x1)
    • 4 x 13.2mm Hotchkiss anti-aircraft machine guns (2x2)
    • 6 x 550mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
    • 2 x 240 mm Thornycroft depth charge launchers
    • 2 x Wz BH200 depth charge launchers (with 120 wz.08 naval mines)

Unit RunEdit

  • ORP Wicher
  • ORP Burza - museum ship

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