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8th Coastal Defence Flotilla

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Active  1965 - present
Branch  Polish Navy
Country  Poland
Base:  Świnoujście Naval Base
8th Coastal Defence Flotilla
Size  21 combat ships and 14 auxiliary vessels
Patron  Admiral Kazimierz Porębski

The 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla (8th CDF) is one of three tactical unit of the Polish Navy, composed of 6 main sub-units. The 8th CDF was established in 1965. In 1994 it was named after vice-admiral Kazimierz PORĘBSKI. The flotilla consists of three ship squadrons and two shore units, supported by Naval Base ŚWINOUJŚCIE. The unit operates various combat ships and auxiliary vessels such as minelayers, minesweepers, landing crafts and logistic support vessels. The main base of 8th CDF is Swinoujscie Harbour. Its main tasks are: defence of the Polish Coast and sea zone, minecountermeasure (MCM), minelaying, transporting the army, and search and rescue (SAR) missions.

Sub-Units

  • 2nd Minelaying and Transport Squadron (2. Dywizjon Okrętów Transportowo-Minowych)
  • 12th Minesweeper Squadron (12. Dywizjon Trałowców)
  • 13th Minesweeper Squadron (13. Dywizjon Trałowców)
  • 8th Air Defence Squadron (8. dywizjon przeciwlotniczy)
  • 8th Engineering Battalion (8. battalion saperów)
  • Naval Base Swinoujscie (Komenda Portu Wojennego w Świnoujściu )
  • Naval Base Kolobrzeg (Komenda Punktu Bazowania Okrętów w Kołobrzegu)
  • References

    8th Coastal Defence Flotilla Wikipedia


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