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The torpedo-boat "Błyskawica" is a precious national relic, the only remaining ship that was built before the World WAR II. In 1940 it took part in covering actions for coastal convoys and in the Norwegian operation. The ship's artillery was destroying fire stations near Narvik and shot down two aeroplanes. The next operation was covering of the British expeditionary corps evacuation from the Dunkirk area. Having been repaired and rearmed the Polish Navy Ship "Błyskawica" served two subsequent years defending Atlantic convoys, the "Queen Elisabeth", then one of the biggest passenger vessels, included. It became famous of defending the convoy during landing troops in the North Africa. On this shot: "Błyskawica" at a wharfside (Nabrzeże Pomorskie) in No. 1 basin of the Gdynia port, beyond the Kosciuszko Square (Skwer Kościuszki).

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