Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s been a while but I’m back on duty. I took a bit of a break because of the ranked season and also because the whole Puerto Rico fiasco did annoy me quite a lot but now, back on track!
There is a whole line entering testing with Update 0.9.0 and it’s time to have a look at them. To introduce the European tech tree and as of right now, the “European” destroyers, we will first have a look at the tier I cruiser Gryf.
ORP Gryf was a large minelayer from the Polish Navy. The ship was built in France and launched in 1936 to be then commissioned in February 1938.
The ship had a fairly short career as, unlike some other Polish ships that were evacuated during Operation Peking, the ship was sunk in Hel Harbor on 3 September 1939. The ship was defending the harbor from German forces with ORP Wicher as well as 2 gunboats, but despite a fierce defense, the ship was heavily damaged by German bombers and sank.
After World War II, the wreck, that had been moved by the German forces to a beach near Jastarnia, was used as a target by the Polish Air Force.