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crolick
Posted: March 14, 2006 08:43 pm
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Hello,

in some of the Polish sources I have found information that in late 30's Poland was offering Romania minesweepers of the Jaskolka class. Can anyone confirm this?! Is there anything about that in Romanian sources?! Thanks in advance for any help.

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PS. This is silhouette of the Jaskolka class minesweepers:
(IMG:http://www.polishnavy.pl/PMW/ships/minesweepers/jaskolka/t_jaskolka_01.gif)
Source : http://www.PolishNavy.pl/

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Dan Po
Posted: March 20, 2006 09:32 am
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I cannot find something about your question in "Marina romana in al doilea razboi mondial (Romanian Navy in WW2) - by Nicolae Koslinski and Raymond Stanescu, probably the best book about Romanian navy in ww2. But, who knows maybe we will find something in another source.

thanks for the link ;)
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Posted: March 20, 2006 12:59 pm
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Thanks for the link. By the way, Gryf was powerfull armed. Much like a fleet destroyer then as a minelayer.

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Posted: March 20, 2006 07:43 pm
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@ Iamandi

Ordered in 1934, this ship was designed by the KMW for variety of tasks - none of which she was able to fulfil very effectively. Her primary role was minelying, but she had to be used as atraining ship for cadetd and as a state yacht as well. She was overgunned, and had too small an area allocated for her machinery as her displacement was restricted owing to a shortage of available funds. (polishnavy.pl)

Jaskolka looks more resonable but I think the "NMS Amiral Murgescu" was a better ship. My vafourite polish ship from ww2 is ORP Grom.

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Posted: March 20, 2006 11:24 pm
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Hello Dan Po and Iamandi,

I'm glad that you've liked my page - I'm trying to do my best :)

Jaskolka class minesweepers were offerd in 1938 or 1938 by SEPEWE [Polish military export company] for Romanian Navy. Those were only preliminary negotiations but I think that there should be some mention about it in Romanian sources?! I think that Romania was trying to built new minesweepers and opened the tender and one of the proposals was from the Polish side. I suppose German M-boots was another proposal or it was given by Germans later?!

Amiral Murgescu was minelayer while Jaskolka was minesweeper. Two different classes of ships :roll: And don't forget the size - Polish ship was way smaller only 183 t compared to 812 t of Amiral Murgescu. And we have six of those fabulous ships B)

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crolick
Posted: April 01, 2006 12:14 pm
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I have some further details:
After visit of adm. Balanescu in Gdynia, plans of Jaskolka class minesweepers was send to Romanian Navy via SEPEWE. There were supposed to be built 4 vessels either in Gdynia or in Romania.

Anyone can tell me when exactly adm. Balanescu visited Gdynia?! What Romanian shipyards were able to built such ships - Galaczi?!

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