The Gneisenau was transfered to the Gotenhafen (Gdynia) branch of Deutsche Werke in April 1942. On the photograph she can be seen in the floating dock in Gotenhafen (Gdynia). Here her stem was cut off and used as scrap metal.
The Marine Museum of Gdynia is focused on the history of the Polish navy history.
The museum contains a huge collection (20.000 pieces) of weapons used by the Polish navy.
Show-piece is currently the ORP Blyskawica, a Polish destroyer used in the Second World War
An air attacks on February 26-27 February 1942, on the floating dock where she was being repaired for mine damage, she became the target of massive RAF attacks by 178 bombers and was struck on the bow. Contrary to normal practice, and since repairs were planned to be completed within two weeks, ammunition had not been unloaded and the resultant fires set off an explosion that destroyed the enti...
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