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Polish Navy Sailing Ship ORP Iskra in West India Dock

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After a quiet period in West India Docks, we welcome the Sailing Vessel ORP ISKRA which is a Polish Navy training ship. Like many navies around the world, Poland use their sailing ships to train cadets. The ship was built in Gdansk Shipyard and was launched in 1982.

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ORP ISKRA is one of three sailing ships in the Polish Navy, the others that were also built in the 1980s are the Pogoria and Kaliakra.

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ORP ISKRA is the second sailing ship in Polish Navy with the same name. The original had a remarkable history and sailed for over 50 years. ORP ISKRA is a three – masted barquentine and has participated in a number of Tall Ships races and is a familiar sight in ports around the world.

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It is not known how long the ship will be in the dock but is the latest of a number of tall ship visitors over the last 18 months.

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Whilst not one of the larger Tall ships. It is remarkable to consider that ORP ISKRA has sailed around the world a number of times and offers its crew and cadets the thrill of sailing in all the major oceans.

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Eric Pemberton managed to get a photograph of the ISKRA entering West India Dock.

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