Kormoran II class MCM Vessel ORP Kormoran joins Polish Navy

According to information published by Defense 24 on February 16, 2022, the Kormoran II class Mine countermeasures vessel Kormoran joined the Polish Navy.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Kormoran II class MCM Vessel ORP Kormoran (Picture source: Polish MoD)

Kormoran II (Cormorant Class) - officially project 258, mine hunting type of vessels in building for the Polish Navy. The 2011 Defense Budget included a single vessel of this class. Two more ships have been planned. Ships are built by Remontowa Shipbuilding Gdańsk and Naval Shipyard Gdynia consortium.

The hull of the ship is 58.5 meters long, 10.3 meters wide, and has a displacement of 830 tons, made of austenitic stainless steel, which reduces the detectability of the ship's physical fields.

The length between the perpendiculars is 55.58 meters, the width at the waterline is 9.75 meters, and the height to the superstructure deck is 6.4 meters. The height of the main deck at the stern is 4.7 meters, while the design draft is 2.7 meters. The hull consists of 9 watertight compartments structurally divided into 33 separate and then joined sections.

The structure of the ship allows it to be operated with a standard crew of 45 people while providing space for an additional 7 people. "Kormoran" is adapted to operate in conditions of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.