ORP Czajka

ORP Czajka was a Jaskółka class minesweeper of the Polish Navy at the outset of World War II. It was built by the riverine shipyard at Modlin. Czajka participated in the defense of Poland during the Nazi German invasion of 1939.

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Name: ORP Czajka
Builder: Państwowa Stocznia Modlińska, Modlin
General characteristics
Class and type: Jaskółka class minesweeper
Displacement: 183 t standard
Length: 45,0 meters
Beam: 5,5 meters
Propulsion: 2 x Diesel engines, 1050 HP total
Speed: 17,5 knots
  • 1 x 75mm,
  • 2 x 7,92mm machine guns
  • 20 mines or 20 depth charges

A subsequent Projekt 206FM class minehunter was commissioned as Czajka (624) in 1967.


  • Chesneau, Roger (1980). All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.