Antoni Doroszkowski, ORP

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  Kmdr. ppor.


Warship Commands listed for Antoni Doroszkowski, ORP

ORP Garland (H 37)Kmdr. ppor.Destroyer3 May 19407 Oct 1940
ORP Burza (H 73)Kmdr. ppor.Destroyer7 Oct 194030 Nov 1940

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Destroyer ORP Garland (H 37)

18 May 1940
Garland left Malta with orders to proceed to Alexandria. (1)

30 Aug 1940
Garland and three British destroyers left Alexandria. They were ordered to return to England. (1)

3 Sep 1940
The four destroyers reached Malta for refuelling. They left the harbour a few hours later. (1)

4 Sep 1940
The destroyers were attacked by Italian aircraft. Near misses caused boiler damage on Garland. She stopped and became an easy target. However, the Italian bombs missed the Polish ship. Garland was towed away by a British destroyer. Then the crew managed to repair one boiler and steam to Gibraltar for further repairs. (1)

5 Sep 1940
The four allied destroyers arrived at Gibraltar. (1)

14 Sep 1940
After repairs Garland left Gibraltar and joined the escort of a convoy heading to England. (1)

15 Sep 1940
Lookouts on Garland spotted a surfaced submarine. The submarine dove instantly. Garland dropped 12 depth charges. Her crew observed oil stains on the surface. (1)

18 Sep 1940
Garland left the convoy she was escorting and joined the escort of another convoy (from Cape town to England). (1)

22 Sep 1940
Garland was attacked twice by German bombers, but suffered no damage. In the evening of that day, she arrived at Plymouth and became part of 5th Destroyer Flotilla. (1)

Destroyer ORP Burza (H 73)

26 Oct 1940
Burza (Lt.Cdr. Pitulko) was ordered to rescue survivors from the British troop ship Empress of Britain which had been heavily damaged by bombs. The Polish destroyer picked up 254 men. (1)

16 Nov 1940
Due to dense fog, the Polish destroyer Burza collided with British ASW trawler HMS Arsenal and suffered bow damage. HMS Arsenal was sunk. (1)


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